Coryphaena novacula
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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