curling stone

curling stone
noun Date: 1620 an ellipsoid stone or occasionally piece of iron with a gooseneck handle used in the game of curling

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • curling stone — a large, heavy, ellipsoidal stone or a similar object made of iron, usually having one rough side and one smooth side with a hole in the center of each for screwing in a handle by which the stone is released, for use in the game of curling. [1610 …   Universalium

  • curling stone — curl′ing stone n. gam an oblate stone or iron object having a handle on the top by which it is released in the game of curling • Etymology: 1610–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • curling-stone — curlˈing stone noun A heavy smooth stone with a handle, used in the game of curling • • • Main Entry: ↑curl …   Useful english dictionary

  • curling stone — noun : a stone or sometimes iron ellipsoid with a gooseneck handle for delivery in the game of curling …   Useful english dictionary

  • curling — [kʉr′liŋ] n. [so named from the curving path of the stone when slid] a game played on ice by two teams of four players each, in which a heavy, thick disk of stone or iron (curling stone) is slid toward a target circle at the other end of the rink …   English World dictionary

  • Curling — Highest governing body World Curling Federation N …   Wikipedia

  • Curling House — For other uses, see Curling House (disambiguation). The old Curling House at Craigie in South Ayrshire. A Curling House was used to store curling stones, brushes and other equipment used to maintain a curling pond and play the game of curling in… …   Wikipedia

  • Curling — Eisschießen; Eisstockschießen * * * Cur|ling 〈[kœ:lıŋ] n. 15; unz.〉 schottisches Eisschießen [engl.; nach dem eiförmigen Stein (curling stone)] * * * Cur|ling [ kə:lɪŋ ], das; s [engl. curling, zu: to curl = (sich) winden, drehen] (Sport): aus… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • stone — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English stān; akin to Old High German stein stone, Old Church Slavic stěna wall, and perhaps to Sanskrit styāyate it hardens more at steato Date: before 12th century 1. a concretion of earthy or mineral …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Curling — Cur|ling 〈 [kœ:lıŋ] n.; Gen.: od. s; Pl.: unz.; Sport〉 schott. Eisschießen [Etym.: engl., nach curling stone, »eiförmiger Stein«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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