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straight razor

noun
1.
a razor having a stiff blade made of steel that is hinged to a handle into which it folds.
Origin of straight razor
1715-1725
First recorded in 1715-25
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  • When you offered me that straight razor, I thought you'd gone off your nut.

    See? Edward G. Robles
  • To you, it looks like a straight razor while, to Sacks, it resembles a shoe.

    See? Edward G. Robles
British Dictionary definitions for straight razor

straight razor

noun
1.
another name for cut-throat (sense 2)
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