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Meaning of CURLING

Pronunciation:  'kurling

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (Scotland) a game played on ice; curling stones (heavy stones with handles) are slid toward a target
  2. [adj]  having curls
  3. [adj]  moving in curves or spirals; "the crisp white edge of a curling wave"; "curling smoke from the chimney"
 

CURLING is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: curled, curly, moving
 
 See Also: game

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Curl"ing\, n.
1. The act or state of that which curls; as, the curling of
   smoke when it rises; the curling of a ringlet; also, the
   act or process of one who curls something, as hair, or the
   brim of hats.

2. A scottish game in which heavy weights of stone or iron
   are propelled by hand over the ice towards a mark.

         Curling . . . is an amusement of the winter, and
         played on the ice, by sliding from one mark to
         another great stones of 40 to 70 pounds weight, of a
         hemispherical form, with an iron or wooden handle at
         top. The object of the player is to lay his stone as
         near to the mark as possible, to guard that of his
         partner, which has been well laid before, or to
         strike off that of his antagonist.    --Pennant
                                               (Tour in
                                               Scotland.
                                               1772).

{Curling irons}, {Curling tong}, an instrument for curling
   the hair; -- commonly heated when used.

 

 

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