curl·er | \ ˈkər-lər \

Definition of curler 

1 : a player of curling

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

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For those of you hoping gold medal-winning U.S. curler Matt Hamilton would really be best friends with Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers after returning from South Korea, sorry. Charles Curtis, USA TODAY, "Hamilton hasn't heard from Rodgers since Olympics," 23 Mar. 2018 Kim believes the exposure the sport has received in Pyeongchang will lead to an influx of new curlers in the country, particularly because parents will support children taking it up. Kristen Gelineau, Time, "The 'Garlic Girls' Are the Real Rock Stars of the PyeongChang Olympics," 23 Feb. 2018 Kim believes the exposure the sport has received in Pyeongchang will lead to an influx of new curlers in the country, particularly because parents will support children taking it up., "South Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ a Global Sensation," 23 Feb. 2018 What’s an eyelash curler? Men have a lot of questions about women. Sophia Benoit, GQ, "Why Women Say Nothing Is Wrong When Something Is Clearly Wrong," 20 June 2018 Cheryshev made it 4-0 with an astonishing outside-of-the-boot curler, then Golovin punctuated his very man-of-the-match worthy performance with a goal on a free kick. Brian Straus,, "Russia's World Cup Opener Alters Its Narrative, Changes Its Outlook, Pleases Putin," 14 June 2018 Such was the case early Saturday, as Costa nailed an absolute beauty of a curler right in the upper 90 corner of Christian Puggioni’s goal as Juventus continued their march towards another Scudetto with a win against last-place Benevento. Juan Pimiento,, "Man United spoil City's party, Fire get their first win and the best of the soccer weekend," 8 Apr. 2018 The event will also feature a march of the 2018 class of Olympians, giving the world one more chance to celebrate their performances (minus a pair of Russian curlers). Jason Duaine Hahn,, "What to Expect at the Olympics Closing Ceremony, Hosted by Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir on NBC," 23 Feb. 2018 Kim Kardashian Kim Kardashian began her Met Gala prep early in the day, lounging in an oversized armchair with curlers in her hair and plenty of Starbucks and water on hand. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Met Gala 2018: Celebrities Share Getting-Ready Beauty Routines," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of curler

1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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