According to Scots curlers, the term [“hog-line”] is derived from Scottish agriculture.
In a country where so many sheep were raised, a lamb in its first year of life was called “a hog.”
How did Curling get its name?
In the old Scottish dialect this sound was a called a “curr” leading to the name curling. This name is not derived from the curl we get by introducing a turn to the rock on release. As the stone is released it is given a rotation or a curl. As the stone travels down the ice it travels in the direction of the rotation.
What is the hog line?
Noun. hog line (plural hog lines) (curling) The line which the stone must completely cross to be considered in play. (curling) The line before which the thrower must let go of the rock during delivery.
What is the curling ball called?
Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice.