- a sharp-edged cutting instrument for shaving off or cutting hair
- shaver (sense )
Origin: ME rasour < OFr < raser: see raze
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- A sharp-edged cutting instrument used especially for shaving the face or other body parts.
- A device for holding a razorblade, with guards to prevent cutting of the skin. Also called safety razor.
- An electric instrument with vibrating or rotating blades used for shaving.
Origin: Middle English rasor, from Old French, from raser, to scrape; see raze.