curling stone


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

Illustration of curling stone

Illustration of curling stone

Examples of curling stone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 75-year-old made just two attempts at sliding a curling stone across the ice sheet at the Oval. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 May 2022 The most malicious one depicted a curling player wearing a shirt with the Chinese national flag using the COVID-19 virus instead of a curling stone. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 13 Feb. 2022 The Browns swept Cincinnati during the regular season like a curling stone, yet somehow the Bengals are the AFC North team that ski-jumped everybody else for a chance at a Super Bowl title. cleveland, 9 Feb. 2022 Inside the bag is a thick slice of focaccia and a boule of polenta and pumpkin seed sourdough the size of a curling stone. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, 2 Sep. 2020 The low friction of ice is why speedskaters can reach 35 mph, why figure skaters can twirl in dizzying circles, and why a 40-pound curling stone can glide and accomplish whatever the heck the point of curling is. Brian Resnick, Vox, 31 Jan. 2019 Last week, Rachel Homan, the skip of the Canadian women’s team, broke with etiquette by having a curling stone removed from competition when an opponent from Denmark accidentally touched it with her broom. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, 19 Feb. 2018 Tweet of the Day Ivanka Trump (along with Sarah Sanders) talks to a lady with a curling stone on her head. Kathryn Lundstrom,, 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, 18 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1620, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of curling stone was in 1620

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“Curling stone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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