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curling stone

[ kur-ling stohn ]
/ ˈkɜr lɪŋ ˌstoʊn /
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noun Curling.
an ellipsoidal object made of polished granite, with an official weight of 38 to 44 pounds (17.2 to 20 kilograms), a top-mounted handle, and a concave bottom, leaving only the outer ring of the bottom to make contact with the ice in a game of curling: The rare granites used to make curling stones are quarried from only two places—a small Scottish island and a small Welsh village.
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Also called curl·ing rock [kur-ling rok] /ˈkɜr lɪŋ ˌrɒk/ .

Origin of curling stone

First recorded in 1630–40
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