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There are currently 4 Terms in this directory beginning with the letter N.
A stone delivered off the broom too close to the desired target and therefore likely to curl past it.

Negative Ice
A shot in which the player curls the stone in the opposite direction in which the stone is expected to curve due to significant defects in flatness of the ice surface; for example, if the curvature of the ice causes all stones to drift sharply to the right, a skip may request the shooter to aim to the left of the desired location and curve the stone to the left as well.

No Handle
A rock delivered without a turn, usually done in error; stones thrown without a handle often follow an unpredictable path.

Nose Hit
A takeout where the played stone stays in the spot where it made contact with the stationary stone; also called a "hit and stay."
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