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12-foot ring [1 record]

Record 1 2011-01-25

English

Subject field(s)
  • Curling
DEF

The largest and outermost of the concentric rings or circles making up the house at each end of the curling sheet.

CONT

The house is formed of four concentric circles having a diameter of 12 (3,66 m), 8 (2,44 m), 4 (1,22 m) and 2 feet (0,61 m) respectively. The ring enclosed by the 12-foot and the 8-foot circles (called "outer ring") is blue and the one enclosed by the 4-foot and the 2-foot circles (called "inner ring" or "inside ring"), red, which leaves uncolored the ring enclosed by the 8-foot and the 4-foot circles (called "middle ring") and the inside of the 2-foot circle (called "tee" or "button"), giving them a white appearance. Seen from above, the house appears as a series of three rings, blue, white and red around a white button.

OBS

The term "circle" refers, more properly, to each of the four circular lines forming the house while the term "ring" refers to the coloured or uncoloured surface between two circles. But since there are four circles and four inner surfaces, the terms tend to be used as synonyms, as are "concentric ring(s)" and "concentric circle(s)." The centre of the house being a full circle and not a ring, there is a mix as to what is really the "inner circle": the red ring or the button?

CONT

Slide left of centre aiming at the far outside 12-foot, then gradually work your way over to the right side of the sheet.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Curling
DEF

Le plus grand des cercles formant l'extérieur de la maison à chaque extrémité d'une piste de curling.

CONT

La maison est formée de quatre cercles concentriques de 12 (3,66 m), 8 (2,44 m), 4 (1,22 m) et 2 pieds (0,61 m) de diamètre. L'anneau compris entre le cercle de 12 pieds et celui de 8 pieds (appelé «cercle extérieur») est teinté de bleu, et celui compris entre le cercle de 4 pieds et celui de 2 pieds (appelé «cercle intérieur»), teinté de rouge, ce qui laisse l'espace entre les cercles de 8 pieds et de 4 pieds (appelé «cercle intermédiaire» ou «cercle du milieu») et l'intérieur du cercle de 2 pieds (appelé «bouton» ou «mouche»), à l'état naturel, en apparence blancs. Vue en plongée, la maison apparaît comme une série de trois anneaux de couleur, bleu, blanc, rouge, encerclant un bouton blanc.

CONT

Les quatre cercles qui forment la maison sont appelés le cercle de douze pieds, le cercle de huit pieds, le cercle de quatre pieds et la mouche [cercle de deux pieds] qui est le plus petit cercle au centre.

OBS

Le terme «cercle» en français rend tant la notion propre au terme anglais «circle», ligne tracée en rond, que celle de «ring», anneau ou surface comprise à l'intérieur de deux cercles. Comme le centre de la maison est un cercle plein et non un anneau, on ne s'entend pas sur ce qui constitue le «cercle intérieur» : l'anneau rouge ou le bouton?

Spanish

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