Dictionary

close shave

close shave

noun \ˈklōs-, ˈklōsh-\

Definition of CLOSE SHAVE

:  a narrow escape

Examples of CLOSE SHAVE

  1. I've had a few close shaves in my lifetime, but this one was the scariest.
  2. <the passengers in the jeep had a close shave when a mine exploded just a few yards away>

First Known Use of CLOSE SHAVE

1834

Related to CLOSE SHAVE

Synonyms
close call, near miss

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: close shotPrevious Word in the Dictionary: close shakeAll Words Near: close shave
March 05, 2015
ilk Hear it
Sort or kind
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears