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curler

[kur-ler]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that curls.
  2. any of various pins, clasps, rollers, or appliances on which locks of hair are wound or clamped for curling.
  3. a player at the game of curling.
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Origin of curler

First recorded in 1630–40; curl + -er1
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Examples from the Web for curler

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  • She saw me staring as she threw off her cape and put her curler on the log.

    Where There's A Will

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • "Yes, things were different," I assented, limping over to heat the curler.

    Where There's A Will

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • The player who makes a mistake after this has been done is fit neither for a Curler nor a Soldier.

  • Harmony came in, to find the Big Soprano heating a curler in the flame of a candle.

    The Street of Seven Stars

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Curling has been called the roaring game, but no curler ever made a greater racket than two excited chi-mooe players.

    China

    Sir Henry Arthur Blake


British Dictionary definitions for curler

curler

noun
  1. any of various pins, clasps, or rollers used to curl or wave hair
  2. a person or thing that curls
  3. a person who plays curling
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Word Origin and History for curler

n.

1748, agent noun from curl (v.). Related: Curlers.

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