Definition for curling (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- the distortion, fluting, or puffing of a leaf, resulting from the unequal development of its two sides.
- a disease so characterized.
- a vector obtained from a given vector by taking its cross product with the vector whose coordinates are the partial derivative operators with respect to each coordinate.
- the operation that produces this vector.
- an underhand forearm lift in which the barbell, held against the thighs, is raised to the chest and then lowered while keeping the legs, upper arms, and shoulders taut.
- a similar forearm lift using a dumbbell or dumbbells, usually from the side of the body to the shoulders.
Origin of curl
Examples from the Web for curling
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|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|DAILY BEAST
The curling sheet is "more or less" 15 feet wide and 140 feet long.
The men of Team Norway's Curling Team wear funny-looking pants.
The curling stones weigh over 40 pounds, and delivering one to the house requires strong knees.
The wine-red lips had a way of smiling and curling at the same time.The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
He had a Greek face, of great purity of expression, and curling hair.Stories of Authors, British and American|Edwin Watts Chubb
"Its too warm for argument," said Arthur, watching the curling of the gray smoke as it ascended.Aunt Phillis's Cabin|Mary H. Eastman
But his manners, Deborah, and his curling dark hair, just slightly dashed with powder—his manners are perfect!Tales from Many Sources|Various
In the game of bowls and curling the skipper is the leader or director.The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire|S. W. Partington