safety razor


: a razor provided with a guard for the blade to prevent deep cuts in the skin

Examples of safety razor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brian Goulet of Goulet Pens, an online retailer in Richmond, Va., suggested that its revival had dovetailed with a trend of consumers returning to analog goods like vinyl records, mechanical watches and single-blade safety razors. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, 1 Mar. 2024 In recent years, safety razors have grown in popularity as a tool to prevent razor bumps. Men's Health, 16 Feb. 2023 And, if not, Merkur also sells safety razors with longer handles. Isabel Vasquez Rd Ldn, Health, 4 May 2023 Merkur is one of the biggest names in the game of safety razors. Men's Health, 16 Feb. 2023 Two safety razors slide into the razor head and provide a decent surface area to shave your entire back in just a few minutes. Cristina Montemayor, Men's Health, 20 Jan. 2023 The Benefits of Straight Razor Shaving In terms of shaving proximity and hygiene, straight razors rank atop the list of blades, alongside safety razors, says Rodriguez. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2023 From there, many guys level up to the safety razor, which requires a bit more intuition and practice. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2023 Unlike cartridge razors, the weight of a safety razor actually does make a difference. Men's Health, 16 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of safety razor was in 1842

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“Safety razor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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safety razor

: a razor with a guard for the blade to prevent deep cuts

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