A man using a razor to shave.
razor definition by Webster's New World
- a sharp-edged cutting instrument for shaving off or cutting hair
- shaver (sense )
Origin: Middle English rasour ; from Old French ; from raser: see raze
razor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.