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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Examples of curling stone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 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,, 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,, 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of curling stone

1620, in the meaning defined above

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“Curling stone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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