Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DOUPER, n. Also doupar. The skipper of a curling team. Sc. 1890 J. Kerr Art of Curling 413:
The Autocrat of all the Russias is not more absolute in his sway than the doupar or director of a rink of curlers.
Rnf. 1833 in J. Cairnie Curling 95:
The Doupers were, for Dalry, James Gregg and John Craig.

[From Doup, n.1, 3, quasi the one who stands at the end of the rink.]

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