Shave hook
Shave Shave, n. [AS. scafa, sceafa, a sort of knife. See {Shave}, v. t.] 1. A thin slice; a shaving. --Wright. [1913 Webster]

2. A cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving. [1913 Webster]

3. (a) An exorbitant discount on a note. [Cant, U.S.] (b) A premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular. [Cant, U.S.] --N. Biddle. [1913 Webster]

4. A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a drawing knife; a spokeshave. [1913 Webster]

5. The act of passing very near to, so as almost to graze; as, the bullet missed by a close shave. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{Shave grass} (Bot.), the scouring rush. See the Note under {Equisetum}.

{Shave hook}, a tool for scraping metals, consisting of a sharp-edged triangular steel plate attached to a shank and handle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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