safety razor


Definition of 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 But in 1904, King C. Gillette patented the first disposable safety razor, a mace-looking device compatible with wafer-thin steel blades. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "The Wild Story of King Camp Gillette," 18 Sep. 2020 All genders can skip the fuchsia marketing and reduce the waste of disposable and cartridge razors by choosing a safety razor or a straight razor with recyclable blades. Popular Science, "Master the art of shaving with these eco-friendly blades," 16 Mar. 2020 By the late 18th century, hair removal still wasn't considered essential by European and American women, although when the first safety razor for men was invented by French barber Jacques Perret in 1760, some women reportedly used them too. Marianna Cerini, CNN, "Why women feel pressured to shave," 3 Mar. 2020 Buy now: Susanne Kaufmann mallow blossom bubble bath ($70) A Parker safety razorNo more nicks, no more missed spots. Cady Lang, Time, "The 20 Best Holiday Gifts Under $100," 19 Dec. 2019 Ranging from $30 to $160 per item, the Downton Abbey line also includes a safety razor, synthetic brush and razor stand for a proper shave. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Partners in Design: Zoe Kravitz's YSL Lipstick, Reese Witherspoon's Tailgate Decor," 22 Aug. 2019 There’s also Supply, funded through a series of six-digit Kickstarter campaigns, promising to bring back the perfect single-blade safety razor. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "The absurd quest to make the “best” razor," 11 Dec. 2018 This kit from Van Der Hagen has everything dad needs to rediscover how refreshing a clean shave can be—safety razors, badger hair brushes, shave soap, and shaving mugs. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "31 Great Gifts for Father’s Day 2019," 5 June 2019 For the dad who prefers an old-fashioned shave: A safety razorGet the Merkur Classic 2-Piece Double Edge Safety Razor on Amazon for $40.43 11. Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, "The 25 best Father’s Day gifts of 2019," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of safety razor

1842, in the meaning defined above

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26 Sep 2020

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“Safety razor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of safety razor

: a razor with a cover for part of the blade to prevent deep cuts in the skin

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