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curling iron

a rod, usually of metal, used when heated for curling the hair, which is twined around it.
Also called curling tongs.
Origin of curling iron
1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for curling tongs

curling tongs

plural noun
a metal scissor-like device that is heated, so that strands of hair may be twined around it in order to form curls Also called curling iron, curling irons, curling pins
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