Shave(?), n. [AS. scafa, sceafa, a sort of knife. See Shave, v. t.] 1. A thin slice; a shaving. Wright.
2. A cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving.
3. (a) An exorbitant discount on a note.
[Cant, U.S.] (b) A premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular.
4. A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a drawing knife; a spokeshave.
5. The act of passing very near to, so as almost to graze; as, the bullet missed by a close
(Bot.), the scouring rush. See the Note under Equisetum. --
Shave hook, a tool for scraping metals, consisting of a sharp-edged triangular steel plate attached to a shank and handle.
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