Etymology
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curler (n.)

1748, "one who or that which curls," agent noun from curl (v.). As "a cylinder for curling the hair," 1887. As "one who plays at curling," 1630s. Related: Curlers.

updated on June 07, 2018

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Definitions of curler from WordNet

curler (n.)
a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it;
a woman with her head full of curlers is not a pretty sight
Synonyms: hair curler / roller / crimper
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.