flat iron


: a device used for straightening hair by pressing and pulling sections between two heated metal or ceramic, flat, rectangular plates
usually flatiron old-fashioned : iron sense 2a

Examples of flat iron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, along with the Supersonic hair dryer, cordless flat iron, and other hair-wrangling appliances, the Airwrap accounts for a third of Dyson’s business in the US market. Zoe Yu, Longreads, 28 May 2024 Some of her mother's recipes which are on the menu include the flat iron steak with zucchini casserole, the classic wedge salad and the pickle pizza flatbread featuring house made pickles. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 17 May 2024 Russell opted to make 1-inch waves with the help of a small flat iron, each section finished with dry shampoo and brushed up to fluffy perfection. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 14 Mar. 2024 The main type of material on a flat iron is the plate, which is usually gold, titanium, or ceramic. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 26 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for flat iron 

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Word History

First Known Use

1743, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of flat iron was in 1743

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“Flat iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flat%20iron. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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flat·​iron -ˌī(-ə)rn How to pronounce flatiron (audio)
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