Words nearby curling
MORE ABOUT CURLING
What is curling?
Curling is a sport, played on ice, that involves trying to slide a heavy round stone object (called a curling stone) to the center of a target area on the ice.
It is typically played by two four-player teams. Teams take turns sliding stones (which have a handle and are usually made of granite) toward the circular target area (the area is known as the house and its center is known as the button or the tee). Points are scored by the team that gets a stone closest to the button. Any other stones that are closer than the opposing team’s closest stone also result in points.
During each turn, one player slides a stone down the ice while up to three of the other players on the team slide along with the stone while attempting to manipulate its speed and direction by sweeping the ice in its path with broomlike brushes. Sweeping the ice helps the stone to travel farther and straighter.
Strategy involves not only placing one’s own stones, but also knocking away opponent’s stones.
Curling matches, sometimes called bonspiels, consist of multiple rounds, with multiple stone slides from each team during each round.
Curling is especially popular in Scotland, Canada, and some Scandinavian countries.
Example: The Winter Olympics are coming up, which means I’ll be watching a lot of curling.
Where does curling come from?
The first records of the word curling in reference to the sport come from the early 1600s. The name is based on the verb curl in reference to how the stones tend to curl (curve) at the end of their path.
Curling is believed to have originated in the 1500s in Scotland. The international curling organization known as the World Curling Federation was established in 1838 (then called the Grand Caledonian Curling Club and later the International Curling Federation).
Curling was an event at the first Winter Olympic games in 1924, but did not return as a full Olympic event until the 1998 Winter Olympics. Both men’s and women’s competitions have been featured at every Winter Olympics since.
The most prestigious annual curling event is the World Curling Championships, which features international competition.
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How is curling used in real life?
Curling is particularly popular in Scotland and Canada. It usually enters mainstream awareness around the time of the Winter Olympics, with many casual spectators enjoying its novelty.
It draws huge crowds at the Canada Games and is enjoyed by millions of Canadians. Tonight we'll look at the growing popularity of curling!
— CTV News at 5 (@CTV_Liveat5) February 22, 2011
Husband is very excited that Canada won the men's and women's world curling championship ! He tapes it and watches in fast forward.
— Sandy Rogen (@RogenSandy) April 10, 2017
I am really Pumped watching the Winter Olympics. I am watching events I never thought I would watch before, like curling. You heard me, curling Fool!
— Mr. T (@MrT) February 11, 2018
Try using curling!
In curling, what is the circular target area called?
A. the square
B. the curlicue
C. the bullseye
D. the house
How to use curling in a sentence
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The place where I played hockey they had a curling league so I discovered curling through there.
Pomeroy began his curling blog last summer, after the end of the 2020 college basketball season was erased by the pandemic.
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.
My bedroom was square and yellow and brand-new; this one was an attic with a gray-blue wall curling into its ceiling.
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
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