Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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OUTRING, n. In Curling: the side of a curling stone away from the tee; a method of striking one curling stone with another on its outer edge so as to drive it towards the tee, an Outwick. Gen.Sc. Phr. to take an outring, to deliver a shot in this manner (Gall. 1903 E.D.D.). Cf. Inring. Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 369:
To take an outring is generally allowed to be more difficult than taking an inring.
Sc. 1903 E.D.D.:
By striking the blue stone on outer edge to drive it towards the tee, the played stone would fly off at a tangent and the other go towards the tee. This is known as an “outring.”

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