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curling

[ kur-ling ]
/ ˈkɜr lɪŋ /
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noun
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.
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Origin of curling

First recorded in 1610–20; perhaps curl + -ing1, from the motion imparted to the sliding stones
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British Dictionary definitions for curling

curling
/ (ˈkɜːlɪŋ) /

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)
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