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 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,, "The best shave kit," 22 Dec. 2020 Strops are most commonly used on straight razors, and are made of heavy, flexible leather on one side and coarse canvas on the other. The Editors, Field & Stream, "The Outdoorsman’s Guide to Social Distancing," 18 Mar. 2020 That said, straight razor fans with impeccable skill and the diligence to keep this very sharp instrument away from pets and kids will doubtless appreciate the ability to replace the blade instead of using a strop. Popular Science, "Master the art of shaving with these eco-friendly blades," 16 Mar. 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, "Master the art of shaving with these eco-friendly blades," 16 Mar. 2020 At Ernie’s, the scissors, shaving cream and straight razor are still the tools of the trade, and a haircut might take a half-hour if the stories are also good. John Maccormack,, "After 70 years, San Antonio barber says it’s time to hang up his shears," 16 Mar. 2020 Electric and straight razors will give you peace of mind to accompany your smooth glow. Sarah Lazarus, CNN, "Could Asia's passion for tofu help solve the plastic crisis?," 2 Dec. 2019 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

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First Known Use of straight razor

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Straight razor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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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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