safety razor
Razor Ra"zor (r[=a]"z[~e]r), n. [OE. rasour, OF. rasur, LL. rasor: cf. F. rasoir, LL. rasorium. See {Raze}, v. t., {Rase}, v. t.] 1. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head; also called a {straight razor}. ``Take thee a barber's razor.'' --Ezek. v. 1. [1913 Webster]

2. a device used for shaving, having a replaceable blade with a very sharp edge; also called {safety razor}. Also a similar device, made of plastic, in which the blade is neither replaceable nor can be sharpened, intended to be discarded after the blade dulls -- called a {disposable razor}. [PJC]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A tusk of a wild boar. [1913 Webster]

{Razor fish}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small Mediterranean fish ({Coryph[ae]na novacula}), prized for the table. (b) The razor shell.

{Razor grass} (Bot.), a West Indian plant ({Scleria scindens}), the triangular stem and the leaves of which are edged with minute sharp teeth.

{Razor grinder} (Zo["o]l.), the European goat-sucker.

{Razor shell} (Zo["o]l.), any marine bivalve shell belonging to {Solen} and allied genera, especially {Solen ensis} (or {Ensatella ensis}), and {Solen Americana}, which have a long, narrow, somewhat curved shell, resembling a razor handle in shape. Called also {razor clam}, {razor fish}, {knife handle}.

{Razor stone}. Same as {Novaculite}.

{Razor strap}, or {razor strop}, a strap or strop used in sharpening razors. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • safety razor — safety .razor n a ↑razor that has a cover over part of the blade to protect your skin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • safety razor — safety ,razor noun count a RAZOR in which the blade is partly covered to prevent it from cutting your skin …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • safety razor — ► NOUN ▪ a razor with a guard to reduce the risk of cutting the skin …   English terms dictionary

  • safety razor — ☆ safety razor n. a razor with a detachable blade fitted into a holder provided with guards and set at an angle which minimizes the danger of cutting the skin …   English World dictionary

  • Safety razor — A safety razor is a razor where the skin is protected from all but the very edge of the blade.These razors are referred to as safety razors as opposed to the straight razor which is sometimes referred to as a cut throat razor. It is often thought …   Wikipedia

  • safety razor — noun a razor with a guard to prevent deep cuts in the skin • Hypernyms: ↑razor * * * noun, pl ⋯ zors [count] : a razor with a cover for part of the blade to prevent deep cuts in the skin * * * ˈsafety razor [safety razor] noun a ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • safety razor — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms safety razor : singular safety razor plural safety razors a razor in which the blade is partly covered to prevent it from cutting your skin …   English dictionary

  • safety razor — noun A razor, designed for safety, that protects the skin from all but the very edge of the blade (as opposed to a straight razor) …   Wiktionary

  • safety razor — noun Date: circa 1877 a razor provided with a guard for the blade to prevent deep cuts in the skin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • safety razor — a razor with a guard to prevent the blade from cutting the skin. [1875 80, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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