curling iron


: a rod-shaped usually metal instrument which is heated and around which a lock of hair to be curled or waved is wound

Examples of curling iron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hardy said his brother-in-law Dale Warner told him that his wife left on April 25 with a travel bag, a phone, a curling iron and hair spray. Rudy Chinchilla, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2023 Devices like curling irons and various chemicals can damage your hair. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2023 The top drawer tilts out, and the middle bottom drawer is an extra tall drawer that includes a power plug and special holder for items like hair dryers and curling irons. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Apr. 2023 Plus, this rotating curling iron comes as a set with three barrel sizes, a glove, and hair clips, which makes the price even more worth it. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023 One of our favorite curling irons for event-ready hair is on sale. Jake Smith, Glamour, 27 Sep. 2023 Kristin Ess's rotating curling iron even comes with a blow-dry mist to sweeten the deal. Sarah Han, Allure, 11 Oct. 2023 Spritzing your strands with a heat protectant prior to using a blow dryer, flat iron, or curling iron is always a good idea — so take a look at this one from IGK. Rebecca Martinson, Rolling Stone, 3 Oct. 2023 The three barrels on the T3 Switch Kit Wave Trio give me the ability to try out different curl or wave shapes and sizes without needing to plug in three different devices to perfect the look (it’s also featured on our list of the best curling irons). Buy Side Staff,, 10 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of curling iron was in 1616

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“Curling iron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

curling iron

: a rod-shaped device that is heated and used to curl hair
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