straight razor


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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Recent Examples on the Web The story ended in words exchanged, straight razors, an apology and Corn Pop walking away. Alex Connor, USA TODAY, "War with Iran? Trump would ‘like to avoid it’," 16 Sep. 2019 The shaving system uses a straight razor that helps users remove hair at skin level rather than beneath the skin’s surface, Walker explained. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "Why workplace bans on facial hair marginalize men of color," 28 Sep. 2018 Their scenes together are fraught, particularly one in which Malkin shaves the captive with a straight razor as Eichmann talks in his conversational manner of his role in the Holocaust. Soren Andersen, The Seattle Times, "‘Operation Finale’: Evil speaks in well-made Nazi drama," 28 Aug. 2018 Safety and straight razors are a different story: All blades must be packed in your checked bag, no matter what. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "The TSA Gets Asked About These 5 Items The Most," 8 Aug. 2018 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

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of straight razor

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

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