Curling irons
Curling Curl"ing, n. 1. The act or state of that which curls; as, the curling of smoke when it rises; the curling of a ringlet; also, the act or process of one who curls something, as hair, or the brim of hats. [1913 Webster]

2. A scottish game in which heavy weights of stone or iron are propelled by hand over the ice towards a mark. [1913 Webster]

Curling . . . is an amusement of the winter, and played on the ice, by sliding from one mark to another great stones of 40 to 70 pounds weight, of a hemispherical form, with an iron or wooden handle at top. The object of the player is to lay his stone as near to the mark as possible, to guard that of his partner, which has been well laid before, or to strike off that of his antagonist. --Pennant (Tour in Scotland. 1772). [1913 Webster]

{Curling irons}, {Curling tong}, an instrument for curling the hair; -- commonly heated when used. Called also {curler[4]}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Curling — Curl ing, n. 1. The act or state of that which curls; as, the curling of smoke when it rises; the curling of a ringlet; also, the act or process of one who curls something, as hair, or the brim of hats. [1913 Webster] 2. A scottish game in which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curling tong — Curling Curl ing, n. 1. The act or state of that which curls; as, the curling of smoke when it rises; the curling of a ringlet; also, the act or process of one who curls something, as hair, or the brim of hats. [1913 Webster] 2. A scottish game… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curling iron — or curling irons n. an instrument for curling or waving the hair, generally a metal rod around which, after it is heated, a tress of hair is rolled into a ringlet …   English World dictionary

  • curling iron — noun a cylindrical metal home appliance that heats a lock of hair that has been curled around it • Hypernyms: ↑home appliance, ↑household appliance * * * noun, pl ⋯ irons [count] US : a device with a long metal part that is heated to curl hair… …   Useful english dictionary

  • curling iron — a rod, usually of metal, used when heated for curling the hair, which is twined around it. Also, curling irons. Also called curling tongs. [1625 35] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Hair iron — historical image of hair irons (top) A hair iron or hair tong is a tool used to change the structure of the hair using heat. There are three general kinds: curling irons, used to make the hair curly, straightening irons, commonly called… …   Wikipedia

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