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Definition of "curler" [curl•er]

  • One that curls, as a device on which hair is wound for curling. (noun)
  • Sports A player of curling. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "curler" in a sentence
  • "Koehler (pronounced "curler") has been something of an ethanol prophet, a fervent believer in the idea of turning corn into a gasoline additive that would clean the air and reduce America's oil dependency."
  • "Not that I neglected my studies entirely or failed to burn a reasonable portion of "midnight oil," sometimes indeed with a great show of industry particularly on a night before a hard examination; but luckily enough I was pretty well fortified in Greek and Mathematics before I got to the University, and it did not take much effort to keep abreast of my classes without being conspicuous one way or the other either as "curler" or "corker," that is, in the current vernacular, either as a bright particular star in the firmament or as a sacrificial lamb led to the slaughter."
  • "And by the looks of that wall of water coming down on us just now, the sooner we climb, the better for us! "cried Jerry, suiting his actions to his words, and seizing the lower limb of a friendly oak, into which he clambered hastily, followed by his three chums, just as a five-foot wave swept under them, for all the world resembling a" curler "rolling in from the ocean and up the beach."