flat iron

noun

Definition of flat iron 

1 : a device used for straightening hair by pressing and pulling sections between two heated metal or ceramic, flat, rectangular plates

2 usually flatiron \ˈflat-​ˌī(-​ə)rn \, old-fashioned : iron sense 2a

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Curlers are vacuuming your strands in and releasing them coiled, and the sheer amount of innovation happening in flat irons boggles the mind. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "We Tested This Vibrating Hair Straightener on 6 Women's Hair," 29 Sep. 2018 Step 4: Using the curling or flat iron, go over each colored strand. Kara Mcgrath, Seventeen, "The Ultimate Guide to DIY Hair Chalking!," 19 Feb. 2015 Those sample sizes will serve you just fine through a long weekend, but packing your flat iron and blowdryer that weigh roughly the same as a newborn baby is a different story entirely. Samantha Sasso, refinery29.com, "Weekend Plans? Take These 6 Tiny Hot Tools With You," 26 May 2018 And from the secret weapon behind Jolie's va-va-voom volume to the flat iron that practically does all the work for you, here Babaii reveals his three standout favorites. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Angelina Jolie's Hairstylist Debuts a New Eco-Friendly Haircare Line—Just In Time For Summer," 14 July 2018 Order the rib eye, New York strip, or the leaner Wagyu flat iron—no matter which cut, the charred crust will have your mouth watering before a sip of high-tannin California Cabernet even hits your lips. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "T&C Travel Guide: Napa Valley and Sonoma County, California," 9 July 2018 As long as West's hairstylists use a heat protectant spray, and keep the flat iron at around 300 degrees, little Northie should be just fine. refinery29.com, "Does North West’s Ponytail Really Deserve The Backlash?," 15 June 2018 Celebrity hairstylist and founder of the Beachwaver recently launched a flat iron that does exactly the opposite of her famous curling iron. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Flatirons for Every Type of Hair," 2 Apr. 2018 Items include steak frites with flat iron steak, roasted garlic puree and hand-cut pommes frites or beef tartare. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Steak, brunch, whiskey and more Father's Day specials at Chicago area restaurants," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of flat iron

1743, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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