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

Recent Examples of straight razor from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'straight razor.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of straight razor

1917

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

STRAIGHT RAZOR Defined for English Language Learners

straight razor

Definition of straight razor for English Language Learners

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


Learn More about straight razor


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up straight razor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

fullness to the point of excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet-pasta-spelling-help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!