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shaving brush

  1. a short, cylindrical brush with long, soft, bristles, used in lathering the face before shaving.
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Origin of shaving brush

First recorded in 1830–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for shaving brush

Historical Examples

  • He went on working his soap into a lather with his shaving-brush.

    Monsieur, Madame and Bebe, Complete

    Gustave Droz

  • How odd to see that shaving-brush and those razors lying on her toilet table!

    Ruth Hall

    Fanny Fern

  • They sound so exactly as though they could sell you anything from a share to a shaving-brush.

    First Plays

    A. A. Milne

  • I tried it upright on the top of the cup; it looked like a shaving-brush, and the goblet might be intended to make the lather.

  • When he picked up the shaving-brush, he noticed that his hand was trembling—not much, yet quite visibly.

    The Devil's Garden

    W. B. Maxwell