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safety razor

a razor with a guard to prevent the blade from cutting the skin.
Origin of safety razor
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They found Daves uncle in the lavatory ahead of them, indulging in the luxury of a shave with a safety razor.

    Dave Porter on Cave Island Edward Stratemeyer
  • At times he yearned for a fine-tooth comb and a safety razor.

    The Gay Gnani of Gingalee Florence Huntley
  • If he is to add another chapter he must pause to find a safety razor blade and sharpen up.

    Seeing Things at Night Heywood Broun
  • It was a safety razor, of course, but the blade was sharp and it would be big enough.

    Dead Ringer Lester del Rey
  • For the Government to fall on a matter of conscience,” he said, “would be like a man cutting himself with a safety razor.

  • A safety razor that wont cut air will be given to the first one that discovers the boat!

  • First, I had found some difficulty in shaving, even with a safety razor; but it was accomplished.

    The Bonadventure Edmund Blunden
  • It was apparently a piece clipped from the blade of a safety razor, and keenly sharp.

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
  • In a few moments, perhaps, a man enters to buy a safety razor and brings with him wheat enough to pay the bill.

    Business English Rose Buhlig
  • King C. Gillette has become a wealthy man from the royalties and profits on his safety razor.

British Dictionary definitions for safety razor

safety razor

a razor with a guard or guards fitted close to the cutting edge or edges so that deep cuts are prevented and the risk of accidental cuts reduced
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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