(?), n. 1. One who shaves; one whose occupation is to shave.
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2. One who is close in bargains; a sharper. Swift.
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3. One who fleeces; a pillager; a plunderer.
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By these shavers the Turks were stripped.
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4. A boy; a lad; a little fellow. [Colloq.] "These unlucky little shavers." Salmagundi.
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As I have mentioned at the door to this young shaver, I am on a chase in the name of the king.
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5. (Mech.) A tool or machine for shaving.
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A note shaver, a person who buys notes at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest. [Cant, U.S.]
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