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English definition of “curl”

curl

noun [C or U]     /kɜːl/ US  /kɝːl/
a piece of hair that grows or has been formed into a curving shape, or something that is the same shape as this: tight/loose curls Her hair fell in curls over her shoulders. Curls of smoke were rising from the chimney. → Compare wave nounHair the curved shape in which a ball moves when it is hit or kicked in a particular way: The curl on the shot sent it looping around the keeper into the far corner of the net.
(Definition of curl noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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