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 The most popular choices are either a double-sided safety razor (usually with a butterfly mechanism which makes changing blades easy), or a straight razor (also called a cutthroat razor). Bob Beacham,, 22 Dec. 2020 The best boxed safety razor kits with oils and lotions can rise to $150, and those containing high-quality straight razors might be up to $200. Bob Beacham,, 22 Dec. 2020 Ergonomic French-style safety razor and brush with rust-resistant stainless steel stand. Bob Beacham,, 22 Dec. 2020 The Bevel Shaving Kit, in particular, is $15 off, which comes packed with a safety razor, shave brush, shave cream, priming oil, restoring balm, and 20 replacement blades. Sarah Han, Allure, 13 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of safety razor

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Safety razor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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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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