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[kur-ler] /ˈkɜr lər/
a person or thing that curls.
any of various pins, clasps, rollers, or appliances on which locks of hair are wound or clamped for curling.
a player at the game of curling.
Origin of curler
1630-40; curl + -er1 Unabridged
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  • Harmony came in, to find the Big Soprano heating a curler in the flame of a candle.

    The Street of Seven Stars Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The player who makes a mistake after this has been done is fit neither for a curler nor a Soldier.

  • "Yes, things were different," I assented, limping over to heat the curler.

    Where There's A Will Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Curling has been called the roaring game, but no curler ever made a greater racket than two excited chi-mooe players.

    China Sir Henry Arthur Blake
  • She saw me staring as she threw off her cape and put her curler on the log.

    Where There's A Will Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Talk of the circles at each end as "houses" and the lines as "hogs," and you are well on the road to become a curler.

  • She tried the curler on the curtain, which she knows I object to, but she was too full of her subject to be sulky for long.

    Where There's A Will Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for curler


any of various pins, clasps, or rollers used to curl or wave hair
a person or thing that curls
a person who plays curling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for curler

1748, agent noun from curl (v.). Related: Curlers.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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