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Razor

razor

1. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head. Take thee a barber's rasor.

2. (Science: zoology) A task of a wild boar. Razor fish.

(Science: zoology) A small Mediterranean fish (Coryphaena novacula), prized for the table. The razor shell.

(Science: botany) Razor grass, any marine bivalve shell belonging to solen and allied genera, especially Solen, or Ensatella, ensis, and Americana, which have a long, narrow, somewhat curved shell, resembling a razor handle in shape. Called also rasor clam, razor fish, knife handle. Razor stone. Same as novaculite. Razor strap, or razor strop, a strap or strop used in sharpening razors.

Origin: OE. Rasour, OF. Rasur, LL. Rasor: cf. F. Rasoir, LL. Rasorium. See Raze, Rase.


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