safety razor


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Their double-edge black-and-chrome safety razor features a closed-tooth comb, angled head, and a weighty, solid chrome handle with a jet-black grip. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 22 Sep. 2022 Upgrade a shaving routine with this sleek shave kit, which comes complete with a safety razor, blades, shave cream, balm, and more. Angela Belt, House Beautiful, 6 Sep. 2022 This safety razor is technically intended for beards, but when has that stopped us before? Lindy Segal, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 June 2022 One of the more affordable safety razor options out there, it’s easy to use, comes in two cool color options, and is made from 100 percent recyclable materials. Lindy Segal, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 June 2022 And for the art buff, there’s Oui The People’s rose gold safety razor that was reimagines the vintage stainless steel single-blade offerings. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 3 June 2022 Those guys would benefit from a safety razor shave, with a single, sturdy blade that can mow through the thickest patches of hair. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 9 May 2022 Replaced plastic razor with reusable safety razor and all blades are recycled. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Jan. 2022 Instead of feathers, the traditional fletching at the rear end of an arrow, Case uses fragments from a safety razor blade. Patrick Cooke, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Safety razor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

safety razor


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

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