straight razor
noun Date: 1917 a razor with a rigid steel cutting blade hinged to a case that forms a handle when the razor is open for use

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  • straight 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • straight razor — ☆ straight razor n. a razor with a long, unguarded blade that can be folded into the handle …   English World dictionary

  • Straight razor — A straight razor with square point and a double transverse stabiliser Main article: Razor A straight razor is a razor with a blade that can fold into its handle.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • straight razor — straight′ ra′zor n. a razor having a stiff blade made of steel that is hinged to a handle into which it folds • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • straight razor — noun a razor with a straight cutting edge enclosed in a case that forms a handle when the razor is opened for use • Hypernyms: ↑razor * * * noun, pl ⋯ zors [count] chiefly US : a razor that is enclosed in a case which forms a handle when the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight razor — noun A razor with a blade that can fold into its handle. Syn: open razor, cut throat razor …   Wiktionary

  • straight razor — a razor having a stiff blade made of steel that is hinged to a handle into which it folds. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • straight razor — noun North American term for cut throat razor …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • razor clam — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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