straight razor

noun

Definition of straight razor 

: a razor with a rigid steel cutting blade hinged to a case that forms a handle when the razor is open for use

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Visitors can get a haircut and peruse displays of antique and vintage barber equipment, from chairs and striped poles to towel steamers and straight razors. New York Times, "'Barbering Is an Art’," 4 May 2018 The letters on the window outside the Rick Motta Barber Shop in downtown Naperville might be changing, but its namesake isn’t ready to hang up his straight razor and shears yet. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Longtime downtown barber Rick Motta's selling his business but not quitting profession," 24 Apr. 2018 Other artifacts discovered include two turkey trays, a men’s straight razor and a candlestick holder. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Divers find stash of gold coins at shipwreck site off NC | Charlotte Observer," 26 Jan. 2018 In that story, the first locked-room mystery, two women are dead and only a bloody straight razor, two bags of gold coins and some tufts of hair are found in the room with their bodies. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "Without Edgar Allan Poe, We Wouldn’t Have Sherlock Holmes," 20 Apr. 2017 And one way to do that is to go old school and shave with a straight razor. Esquire Editors, Esquire, "How to Properly Wield a Straight Razor," 22 June 2016

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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straight razor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of straight razor

: a razor that is enclosed in a case which forms a handle when the razor is pulled out for use

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