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shaving

noun

Simple Definition of shaving

  • : a very thin piece removed from something with a sharp tool

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shaving

  1. 1 :  the act of one that shaves

  2. 2 :  something shaved off <wood shavings>

14th Century

First Known Use of shaving

14th century

Rhymes with shaving



SHAVING Defined for Kids

shaving

noun shav·ing \ˈshā-viŋ\

Definition of shaving for Students

  1. :  a thin slice or strip sliced or trimmed off with a cutting tool <wood shavings>





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