[ rey-zer ]
/ ˈreɪ zər /
a sharp-edged instrument used especially for shaving the face or trimming the hair.
an electrically powered instrument used for the same purpose.
verb (used with object)
to shave, cut, or remove with or as if with a razor.
Words nearby razor
Idioms for razor
on the razor's edge, in a difficult or precarious position.
Origin of razor
OTHER WORDS FROM razorra·zor·less, adjectiveun·ra·zored, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for on the razor's edge
/ (ˈreɪzə) /
a sharp implement used esp by men for shaving the face
on a razor's edge or on a razor-edge in an acute dilemma
(tr) to cut or shave with a razor
Word Origin for razor
C13: from Old French raseor, from raser to shave; see raze
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Idioms and Phrases with on the razor's edge
see sharp as a tack (razor).
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