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

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Some new dishes include roasted venison loin, Wagyu flat iron steak, and a 20-ounce prime Chateaubriand for two. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bartolotta Restaurants sets a date for the reopening of updated, 'vibrant' Bacchus restaurant," 11 Sep. 2019 For a 1-inch flat iron steak, Tesar cooks it in a 130 F water bath for 40 minutes. Dallas News, "Sous vide school: 3 top Dallas chefs teach us how to cook chicken, steak and even octopus," 20 Aug. 2019 The kitchen serves a variety of cuts of steak including a ribeye, New York strip, filet, prime rib, sirloin, flat iron, T-bone and porterhouse. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "LongHorn Steakhouse opening in Avon in September," 30 Aug. 2019 Tesar finds the method well-suited for thin cuts, like flat iron or sirloin flap. Dallas News, "Sous vide school: 3 top Dallas chefs teach us how to cook chicken, steak and even octopus," 20 Aug. 2019 Other dishes — gnocchi bound with farm cheese, flat iron steak with fingerling potatoes — fall in the merely pleasant category. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Like a good neighbor, Evening Star is still there," 7 Aug. 2019 When possible, give your blowdryer and flat iron a break, which can dry out your hair even more, and let your hair air dry. Kristin Koch, Seventeen, "5 Easy Fixes For Your Biggest Winter Hair Problems," 8 Jan. 2016 Other methods, such as hot combs and flat irons, can cause serious burns or permanently damage hair, if used incorrectly. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, "California bans bias against black people based on natural hairstyles," 3 July 2019 With that in mind, Jennifer Lopez is putting down the flat iron and doing curls in the most diva-worthy way. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Jennifer Lopez Makes the Case for Bouncy Pageant Curls," 28 May 2019

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First Known Use of flat iron

1743, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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