- a razor with a guard to prevent the blade from cutting the skin.
Origin of safety razor
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for 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
He picked up the small black case of his safety-razor and threw it at Peter, who caught it.The Sins of the Children
May I add that poodles ought not to be shaved with a safety-razor, but should be trimmed by a topiary expert?
- 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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