ra·zor | \ ˈrā-zər \

Definition of razor 

: a keen-edged cutting instrument for shaving or cutting hair

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The Braintree Police Department’s detective division is looking for help from the public — and the suspect himself — to identify a man who allegedly stole more than $1,000 worth of razors on July 6. Andres Picon, BostonGlobe.com, "Braintree police seek public’s help identifying ‘sweatsuit razor bandit’ who stole $1,000 worth of razors," 10 July 2018 There’s little thunder, no off-piste mental excursions, no sense of a writer stropping his razor. New York Times, "Struggling to Love, Work and Do the Right Thing in Putin’s Russia," 9 July 2018 While the sales of beard-care products such as oils soared, there’s been a decrease in sales of disposable razors. Wendy Sy, Allure, "Beard-Care Sales Are Up in the U.K., and Even the Royals Are Catching Onto the Trend," 27 June 2018 Your first order includes a Billie razor handle, a magnetic holder, and two blade cartridges. Samantha Sasso, refinery29.com, "This $9 Razor Brand Is Changing The Way We Talk About Body Hair," 26 June 2018 The high point is his duet with Mann: the judge sitting in the barber’s chair while Sweeney Todd sharpens his razor. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Terrence Mann Kills It As 'Sweeney Todd' At CT Rep," 26 June 2018 In the end, the Sun Chasers would prevail by a razor margin of ten minutes. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, "The Speed Project: A Crazy, 340-Mile Desert Relay," 21 June 2018 The lorry drivers, who operate on razor-thin margins, demanded a return to the costly price subsidies of the past. The Economist, "The murky future of two Latin American oil giants," 14 June 2018 Republicans have a razor-thin 51-49 majority in the Senate, meaning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has little room defections if all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, "Pricey ad wars launched in fight over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to Supreme Court," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of razor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for razor

Middle English rasour, from Anglo-French rasur, from raser to raze, shave — more at rase

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The first known use of razor was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of razor

: a tool or device with a sharp edge that is used to shave or cut hair from the face, body, or head


ra·zor | \ ˈrā-zər \

Kids Definition of razor

: a sharp cutting instrument used to shave off hair

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