safety razor


Definition of safety razor

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

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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 Gillette, or rather the inventor King C. Gillette, patented the first safety razor more than 100 years ago. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "The absurd quest to make the “best” razor," 11 Dec. 2018 For smooth skin, start with creamy, luxurious Van Der Hagen Shave Butter and go old school with the line's traditional safety razor. For Kroger, The Courier-Journal, "7 gift ideas to wow your dad on Father's Day – all at your local Kroger," 14 June 2018 Offering not just a greener alternative but a closer, smoother shave at that is Oui’s old-school, rose gold safety razor. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Why You Should Trade In Your Plastic Razor for This Chic Rose Gold One," 15 Mar. 2018 By late 2015, Harry’s, which sold safety razors and shaving cream, was in the vanguard of upstart online retailers known as direct-to-consumer companies. Burt Helm, New York Times, "How Facebook’s Oracular Algorithm Determines the Fates of Start-Ups," 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of safety razor

1842, in the meaning defined above

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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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