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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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IN-TURN, n. Curling: the playing of a stone with the handle inwards to make it swing to the right (see 1946 quot.) (Lnk., Wgt., Kcb., Dmf., Slk. 1958).Sc. 1911 B. Smith “Shilling” Curler 19:
The in-turn is put on by turning the thumb out and the little finger in.
Lnk. 1923 G. Rae Langsyne in Braefoot iv.:
I want the in-turn, an' want ye here. Dinna lie back for ony sake, or I'll tak my besom ower yer back!
Kcb.10 1946:
The inturn or intwist is so called because the player in giving the revolving motion to the stone turns the point of the handle of his stone inwards towards his own body. With a left-handed player the stone would lead to the left. The oot-turn is given by turning the handle outwards.

[In + turn.]

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