flat iron


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 How to pronounce flatiron (audio) \, old-fashioned : iron sense 2a

Examples of flat iron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The flat iron plates are infused with volcanic rock minerals, which Bio Ionic claims will emit negative ions to help hydrate your strands. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "Walmart launches Big Save Sale in line with with Prime Day 2020," 12 Oct. 2020 With an extremely long cord for ease of use and a rounded edge perfect for curling, this flat iron is a great example of how small details can really affect the quality of a product. Madison Durham, USA TODAY, "15 of the best hair products we've tested," 9 Oct. 2020 Blowouts leave your hair looking and feeling smooth and sleek, without having to use a flat iron or curling iron. Samantha Driscoll, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Master An At-Home Blowout, According to Experts," 15 Sep. 2020 To begin your search for the perfect flat iron, begin by comparing temperature features. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "The best flat iron of 2020," 25 Sep. 2020 First, be sure to unplug the flat iron, then pour a generous amount of alcohol onto a cloth or dish towel and place it between the plates. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Say ‘good riddance’ to roaches," 11 Sep. 2020 Since then, the flat iron has been my go-to hot tool for both straightening and curling my hair. Samantha Driscoll, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Create Loose Waves with a Styling Wand," 25 Aug. 2020 The solution is then blow-dried and sealed with a flat iron, and the results can last anywhere from three to six months. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need To Know About Keratin Hair Treatments," 28 July 2020 Backyard Kits are $36 and include two HeartBrand Akaushi flat iron steaks, Cowboy dry rub, green onions, serranos, mashed potatoes, avocados and flour tortillas. Dallas News, "Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants offering Father’s Day specials," 13 June 2020

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First Known Use of flat iron

1743, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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21 Oct 2020

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“Flat iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flat%20iron. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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