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safety razor

a razor with a guard to prevent the blade from cutting the skin.
Origin of safety razor
1875-80, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "My fa-ther al-ways uses a safety-razor," said Miss Belchamber with a reminiscent air.

    A Crooked Mile Oliver Onions
  • Then he came rushing up with a toothbrush and a safety-razor case.

    High Adventure James Norman Hall
  • Three days later I was in the act of fitting a new blade to my safety-razor, when Berry entered the room fully dressed.

    Berry And Co. Dornford Yates
  • And, glory be, she made it, the blessed little old cross between a porpoise and a safety-razor blade!

  • May I add that poodles ought not to be shaved with a safety-razor, but should be trimmed by a topiary expert?

  • Yesterday I purchased a safety-razor and a packet of new blades.

  • He picked up the small black case of his safety-razor and threw it at Peter, who caught it.

    The Sins of the Children Cosmo Hamilton
  • From its supporting nails in the wall I took a machete as heavy as a butcher's cleaver and sharper than a safety-razor.

    Options O. Henry
  • I know a man who is not afraid to sleep with a rattlesnake, but you could not get him to sleep with a safety-razor.

    Mark Twain's Speeches Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • “My fa-ther al-ways uses a safety-razor,” said Miss Belchamber with a reminiscent air.

    Gray youth Oliver Onions
British Dictionary definitions for safety-razor

safety razor

a razor with a guard or guards fitted close to the cutting edge or edges so that deep cuts are prevented and the risk of accidental cuts reduced
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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