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curling iron

or curling irons

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  1. a rod, usually of metal, used when heated for curling the hair, which is twined around it.
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Origin of curling iron

First recorded in 1625–35
Also called curling tongs.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • A baseboard or wall outlet is convenient for connecting a heater, curling-iron, and other electrically heated devices.

    Artificial Light

    M. Luckiesh

  • There was something indescribably touching in that curling-iron and those two mugs.

    Your United States

    Arnold Bennett

  • I desired a curling-iron; so I borrowed a big silver dollar of a friend, and hastened away to the largest dry-goods shop.


    Ella Higginson

  • "Any woman who has a conscience like that ought to cauterize it—with a curling-iron—and get rid of it," he observed dryly.

    Amazing Grace

    Kate Trimble Sharber

  • She had made a hasty attempt with a curling-iron, and burned her finger and much hair.

    Flappers and Philosophers

    F. Scott Fitzgerald