a game played on ice in which two teams of four players each compete in sliding curling stones toward a mark in the center of a circular target.
- Compare house (def. 21).
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How to use curling in a sentence
That included a toe-curling account of the moment he was told he would be the next United boss.
My sisters opened a beauty parlor in their bedroom, curling hair with crisscrossed bobby pins and calling it a perm.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’ | Eileen Cronin | April 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
My bedroom was square and yellow and brand-new; this one was an attic with a gray-blue wall curling into its ceiling.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’ | Eileen Cronin | April 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I had just gotten my braces off and was learning how to tame my hair with a curling iron.Apps and Online Programs Offer New Ways to Report Street Harassment | Tessa Miller | April 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is extremely unhelpful to non-curling fans, which is most people.
She saw his back for an instant against the pale gloom of the garden, in which vapour was curling.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
With curling lip Garnache bowed stiffly, and in a cold, formal voice he announced himself.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
They glanced backward, where another wall of foaming water seemed to be curling over the stern, as if about to drop inboard.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
A half dozen troopers had already dismounted, and were scaling the bluff to where a small wreath of smoke was seen curling.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
I saw the trunk curling back and creeping up to me like a python crawling up a hillside to coil around its prey.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
British Dictionary definitions for curling
a game played on ice, esp in Scotland and Canada, in which heavy stones with handles (curling stones) are slid towards a target (tee)
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