Definition of "curling" []

  • A game originating in Scotland in which two four-person teams slide heavy oblate stones toward the center of a circle at either end of a length of ice. (noun)
  • A game played on ice, esp in Scotland and Canada, in which heavy stones with handles (curling stones) are slid towards a target (tee) (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "curling" in a sentence
  • "Can we really say that a gold medal in curling is of equal athletic value to a gold medal in the downhill?"
  • "He put the "curl" in curling with slow-motion shots that wound around opponents 'stones to slide into scoring position."
  • "I thought I got voted down on #3 because I thought curling is boring, even more than calling out Republican hypocrisy."