Glossary

GlossaryLike any sport, curling has its own specialist terminology that can seem a bit strange at first! This section of the website will help you to learn the curling language. If there are any other terms you would like us to explain, let us know by submitting a form on the homepage, and we will add it to the glossary!

Quick Links: A / B / C / D / E / F / G / H / I / J / K / L / M / N / O / P / Q / R / S / T / U / V / W / X / Y / Z
AAlternate
BBacklineBlank EndBonspielBroom
BBurned StoneButton
CCashspiel
D DrawDSC
EEnd
FFree Guard Zone
G Guard
HHackHammerHeavyHit & Roll
HHog LineHouse
IIn-Turn
J
K
LLead
MMeasuringMixed Doubles
NNutrition
OOut-Turn
PPage PlayoffsPebble
Q
RRaiseRoll
SScoringScoreboardSecondSheet
SShot StoneSkipSliderSpirit Of Curling
SStopwatchSweeping
TTakeoutTee LineTick Shot
UUmpire
VVice-Skip
WWeight
X
Y
Z

There’s also a quick two minute video on YouTube from Curling from the World Curling Federation that you can watch here