curling iron

curling iron
noun Date: 1616 a rod-shaped usually metal instrument which is heated and around which a lock of hair to be curled or waved is wound

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  • 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 — curling ,iron noun count AMERICAN a small piece of electrical equipment that you heat and wrap your hair around in order to curl it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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 — /ˈkɜlɪŋ aɪən/ (say kerling uyuhn) noun a rod of iron to be used when heated for curling the hair, which is twined around it. Also, curling irons, curling tongs …   Australian 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

  • curling iron — noun A heated cylindrical device for curling the hair …   Wiktionary

  • curling iron — hand held electric appliance for curling hair …   English contemporary dictionary

  • curling iron — curl′ing i′ron (or i rons) n. clo a rod, usu. metal, used when heated to curl the hair, which is twined around it • Etymology: 1625–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • curling-iron — …   Useful english dictionary

  • curling tongs — plural noun An instrument consisting of a heated rod (round which hair is wound) and a hinged plastic or metal grip, used for curling the hair • • • Main Entry: ↑curl * * * curling tongs UK US noun [plural] british a small piece of electrical… …   Useful english dictionary

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