curling iron

or curling irons


a rod, usually of metal, used when heated for curling the hair, which is twined around it.
Also called curling tongs.

Origin of curling iron

First recorded in 1625–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for curling tongs

curling tongs

pl n

a metal scissor-like device that is heated, so that strands of hair may be twined around it in order to form curlsAlso called: curling iron, curling irons, curling pins
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