Curling 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. [1913 Webster]

2. A scottish game in which heavy weights of stone or iron are propelled by hand over the ice towards a mark. [1913 Webster]

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). [1913 Webster]

{Curling irons}, {Curling tong}, an instrument for curling the hair; -- commonly heated when used. Called also {curler[4]}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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