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safety razor

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noun
  1. a razor with a guard to prevent the blade from cutting the skin.
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Origin of safety razor

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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Related Words for safety razor

blade

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Historical Examples of safety razor

  • Then he came rushing up with a toothbrush and a safety-razor case.

    High Adventure

    James Norman Hall

  • Yesterday I purchased a safety-razor and a packet of new blades.

  • “My fa-ther al-ways uses a safety-razor,” said Miss Belchamber with a reminiscent air.

    Gray youth

    Oliver Onions

  • He picked up the small black case of his safety-razor and threw it at Peter, who caught it.

  • May I add that poodles ought not to be shaved with a safety-razor, but should be trimmed by a topiary expert?


British Dictionary definitions for safety razor

safety razor

noun
  1. 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
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