from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A game originating in Scotland in which two four-person teams slide heavy oblate stones toward the center of a circle at either end of a length of ice.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A popular Scottish amusement on the ice, in which contending parties slide large smooth stones of a circular form from one mark to another, called the tee.
  • noun The act of forming into curls; taking the form of curls.
  • noun Same as curl, n., 4 , *, *.
  • noun A process for giving a curl to the long nap on the face of some woolen fabrics. It is done by passing the fabric beneath a plate fitted with a brush which is given a rotating or otherwise curving motion.
  • noun The faulty detaching of cotton from the comb in a combing-machine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or state of that which curls; ; also, the act or process of one who curls something, as hair, or the brim of hats.
  • noun A scottish game in which heavy weights of stone or iron are propelled by hand over the ice towards a mark.
  • noun an instrument for curling the hair; -- commonly heated when used. Called also curler{4}.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a winter sport where players aim and slide stones down a sheet of ice and attempt to get their color stones closest to the house (a circular target marked on the ice).
  • verb Present participle of curl.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of hair having curls
  • noun a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target


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