/ˈkɚlıŋ/ noun [noncount]
: a game in which two teams of four players slide special stones over ice toward a circle

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  • curl|ing — «KUR lihng», noun. a game in which large, smooth, rounded stones with handles are slid over ice at a target: »The ancient sport of curling grows in winter popularity at Chicago golf clubs (Wall Street Journal). ╂[apparently < the curling… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hair|curl|ing — «HAIR KUR lihng», adjective. Informal. terrifying; hair raising: »Passengers have haircurling stories about many of the little lines, including engine failures, landings with the landing gear retracted, and even running out of gas (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

  • curl — be·curl; curl; curl·er; curl·i·ly; curl·i·ness; curl·ing; un·curl; …   English syllables

  • curl up — verb shape one s body into a curl (Freq. 1) She curled farther down under the covers She fell and drew in • Syn: ↑curl, ↑draw in • Derivationally related forms: ↑curl ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • swirl´ing|ly — swirl «swurl», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to move or drive along with a twisting motion; whirl: »dust swirling in the air, a stream swirling over rocks. Figurative. The heat and noise made my head swirl. 2. to twist or curl: »a lock of hair swirled… …   Useful english dictionary

  • curling — curl·ing …   English syllables

  • curling — curl•ing [[t]ˈkɜr lɪŋ[/t]] n. gam a game played on ice in which two teams slide curling stones towards a mark in a circle • Etymology: 1610–20; perh. curl+ ing I, from the motion imparted to the sliding stones …   From formal English to slang

  • curling iron — curl′ing i′ron (or i rons) n. clo a rod, usu. metal, used when heated to curl the hair, which is twined around it • Etymology: 1625–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • curling-stone — curlˈing stone noun A heavy smooth stone with a handle, used in the game of curling • • • Main Entry: ↑curl …   Useful english dictionary

  • curling — curl|ing [ˈkə:lıŋ US ˈkə:r ] n [U] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from CURL1; because the stone curves as it slows down] a sport played on ice, in which players slide flat heavy stones towards a marked place …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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