Definition of razor
: a keen-edged cutting instrument for shaving or cutting hair
Recent Examples of razor from the Web
When Franken first ran for Senate, emerging victorious over the incumbent Norm Coleman only after a recount, and with a razor-thin margin of 312 votes, his background as an entertainer was seen as a negative.
As of Wednesday, Hernandez had not yet scheduled that date with the razor.
Inside rolls of razor-wire fence, behind a network of heavy metal doors, locked alone in a North Carolina prison cell for 23 hours every day, a high-ranking gang leader directed accomplices in Georgia to carry out a contract killing.
Just razor sharp little things and then there's a gap.
Isn’t a damn fine cup of coffee the perfect way to restore the razor-sharp brain of everyone’s favorite FBI agent?
East Valley finished the season 17-5-0, but was the victim of the Wildcats’ razor-sharp attack and their 16th shutout of the season.
Try Skintimate Signature Scents Moisturizing Shave Gel in Raspberry Rain, which smells dreamy and will help the razor glide smoothly without pulling at the skin thanks to the moisturizing formula, which includes vitamin E and olive butter.
Look for a razor with a moisturizing serum built in too, such as Schick Hydro Silk Razor, which moisturizes up to two hours after shaving.
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Origin and Etymology of razor
Middle English rasour, from Anglo-French rasur, from raser to raze, shave — more at rase
First Known Use: 14th century
RAZOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of razor for English Language Learners
: a tool or device with a sharp edge that is used to shave or cut hair from the face, body, or head
RAZOR Defined for Kids
Definition of razor for Students
: a sharp cutting instrument used to shave off hair
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