Meaning of “curler” in the English Dictionary

"curler" in English

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curlernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɜː.lər/ us /ˈkɝː.lɚ/ also roller

curler noun [ C ] (CURLING PLAYER)

someone who takes part in curling (= a game played on ice in which flat round stones are slid towards a mark)

Examples from literature

  • Girls who must have kerosene lamps to heat their curlers must look for trouble. 
  • I wore my hair down my back in curls—that is, when it was done up on curlers the night before—and it was almost tow color. 
  • Would she be putting up her hair in curlers every night, and whimpering when, as sometimes happens, the slow gait of her horse became intolerable? 

(Definition of “curler” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"curler" in American English

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curlernoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɜr·lər/

one of a number of small tubes that are put in a person’s hair to make it curl

someone who plays a game on ice, esp. in Scotland and Canada, in which special flat, round stones are slid toward a mark:

On Thursday night the rink was taken over by the women curlers.

(Definition of “curler” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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