curling stone


Definition of curling stone 

: an ellipsoid stone or occasionally piece of iron with a gooseneck handle used in the game of curling

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Tweet of the Day Ivanka Trump (along with Sarah Sanders) talks to a lady with a curling stone on her head. Kathryn Lundstrom,, "Saturday Daily Olympic Digest: A New Definition of 'Shustering'," 24 Feb. 2018 The curling stone is 42 pounds of special granite from Ailsa Craig, an island off the coast of Scotland. Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, "Good manners meet ‘weird physics’ at North Seattle’s Granite Curling Club," 18 Feb. 2018 Love is red and pink, rests slightly below the waist, and knows how to perfectly push a curling stone into the center of a target. Justin Kirkland, Esquire, "Norway's Curling Team is Your Valentine's Day Style Inspiration," 14 Feb. 2018 The rules for curling competition involve teams scoring points by getting curling stones (granite stones weighing between 38 and 44 pounds) closer to the house centre or button) than the other team's stones. Cheryl Wray,, "What is curling? Learn more about the popular 2018 Winter Olympics sport," 9 Feb. 2018 Women Gold: Canada Silver: Great Britain Bronze: Sweden Two thirds of curling stones come from the Scottish island of Ailsa Craig. Brian Cazeneuve,, "2018 Olympic Medal Picks: Predicting the Podium For All 102 Events," 6 Feb. 2018 Want to spruce up an invite to a curling match with a curling stone emoji? Joey Morona,, "iOS update means there's now an emoji for just about any situation," 1 Nov. 2017

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1620, in the meaning defined above

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