curl·​er | \ ˈkər-lər How to pronounce curler (audio) \

Definition of curler

1 : a player of curling
2 : one that curls especially : a device on which hair is wound for curling

Examples of curler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The $18 sturdy lash curler comes in the brand's signature lilac shade. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Saie is the Clean Makeup Brand You're About to See Everywhere," 7 Nov. 2019 One man was even caught in Venezuela with siskins trapped in hair curlers taped to his body, the researchers say. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian Magazine, "Heavily Trafficked Songbirds a Victim of Venezuelan Collapse," 6 Apr. 2020 Best Eyelash Curler Eyelash curlers are the unsung heroes of our makeup bags. Glamour Beauty Editors, Glamour, "Shop All the Glamour Beauty Awards Readers' Choice Makeup Nominees," 15 Jan. 2020 Perhaps the bloggers were a little overzealous in their scholarly shot-by-shot breakdowns, but taken on its gloriously shallow surface — smoldering cigarette sunglasses! Diet Coke curlers! Lindsay Zoladz, New York Times, "‘Telephone’: When Lady Gaga Took Beyoncé Into the Deep End," 10 Apr. 2020 But like any other beauty tool, eyelash curlers can come with a slight learning curve. Sarah Wu, Glamour, "How to Use an Eyelash Curler Like a Pro," 6 Mar. 2020 Andrew’s collab with Primark also includes a variety of hair tools ranging from brushes and scrunchies to hairdryers and curlers. Braden Bjella, Teen Vogue, "Andrew Fitzsimons Is Launching an Affordable Haircare Line with Primark," 20 Feb. 2020 The New York Post, a Rupert Murdoch paper, featured a cover cartoon drawing of the couple’s alleged future: the duchess in curlers holding a cigarette while Harry in a stained T-shirt cradled a beer in front of a television. Washington Post, "Uproar in UK over Harry and Meghan’s step back from royals," 9 Jan. 2020 The trick is to get your hair about 80 percent dry with the brush (or the dryer if your hair is already fairly straight) before moving on to the curler attachments. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Dyson Made a $500 Dryer That Literally Curls Your Hair for You—And It's on Sale," 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of curler

1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 May 2020

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“Curler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of curler

: a small plastic or metal tube around which hair is wrapped to make it curl
: a device that curls something

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