Ra"zor(r"zr), n. [OE. rasour, OF. rasur, LL. rasor: cf. F. rasoir, LL. rasorium. See Raze, v. t., Rase, v. t.] 1. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head; also called a straight razor. "Take thee a barber's razor." Ezek. v. 1.
2. a device used for shaving, having a replaceable blade with a very sharp edge; also called
safety razor. Also a similar device, made of plastic, in which the blade is neither replaceable nor can be sharpened, intended to be discarded after the blade dulls -- called a
(Zol.) A tusk of a wild boar.
(Zol.) (a) A small Mediterranean fish (Coryphna novacula), prized for the table. (b) The razor shell. --
(Bot.), a West Indian plant (Scleria scindens), the triangular stem and the leaves of which are edged with minute sharp teeth. --
(Zol.), the European goat-sucker. --
(Zol.), any marine bivalve shell belonging to Solen and allied genera, especially Solen ensis (or Ensatella ensis), and Solen Americana, which have a long, narrow, somewhat curved shell, resembling a razor handle in shape. Called also
knife handle. --
Razor stone. Same as Novaculite. --
Razor strap, or
razor strop, a strap or strop used in sharpening razors.
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