Definition of Straight razor

1. Noun. A razor with a straight cutting edge enclosed in a case that forms a handle when the razor is opened for use.

Generic synonyms: Razor

Definition of Straight razor

1. Noun. A razor with a blade that can fold into its handle. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straight Razor

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Literary usage of Straight razor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (1888)
"Seems his father left him his straight razor when he died. He insists on using it. Can't get the hang of it. Cuts himself to pieces every day. ..."

2. The Girl's Own Outdoor Book, Containing Practical Help to Girls on Matters by Charles Peters (1889)
"That long, straight razor is the Solen siliqua, or ' Pod Razor;' and the smaller, more curved shell, the Solen Ensis, or ' Sabre Razor. ..."

3. The English of Business by Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Ronald Salmon Crane (1921)
"... in writing down conversations from memory 4. no shaving edge whether it is a barbers straight razor or a safety blade can keep its original keenness for ..."

4. Explorations Into the World of Lewis and Clark: 194 Essays from the Pages of by Robert A. Saindon (2003)
"He had exchanged an old and perhaps broken straight razor for two good Spanish dollars. While there are surely more spectacular cases of culture value ..."

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