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

Examples of straight razor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, safety and straight razors are not permitted in carry-on luggage. Alyssa Rotunno, Travel + Leisure, 19 Sep. 2023 Electric razors and straight razors generally work best for shaving facial hair. Isabel Vasquez Rd Ldn, Health, 4 May 2023 Safety razors and straight razors are actually quite easy to shave with (and get you a close shave), but there is a small learning curve. Parker Hall, WIRED, 29 June 2023 The blade of a straight razor actually folds into the handle. Isabel Vasquez Rd Ldn, Health, 4 May 2023 But first, some insight on straight razors, with expertise from barber Herson Rodriguez at Blind Barber Chicago. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2023 Valle held up a handmade straight razor whose handle was studded with plastic gems. Adam Iscoe, The New Yorker, 3 Apr. 2023 That leaves one other key razor type on the table: The straight razor. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2023 Dermaplaning uses a scalpel blade, and shaving uses a straight razor blade. Danielle Blundell, Women's Health, 28 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of straight razor was in 1917

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“Straight razor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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