or curling irons
a rod, usually of metal, used when heated for curling the hair, which is twined around it.
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Also called curling tongs.
Origin of curling iron
First recorded in 1625–35
Words nearby curling iron
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British Dictionary definitions for curling tongs
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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