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straight razor

straight razor

n.
A razor consisting of a blade hinged to a handle into which it slips when not in use.

straight razor

n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) another name for cut-throat2

straight′ ra′zor


n.
a razor having a stiff blade made of steel that is hinged to a handle into which it folds.
[1715–25]
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Noun1.straight razor - a razor with a straight cutting edge enclosed in a case that forms a handle when the razor is opened for usestraight razor - a razor with a straight cutting edge enclosed in a case that forms a handle when the razor is opened for use
razor - edge tool used in shaving
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Focuses on luxury haircuts, English-style straight-razor shaves, beard trims, mini-facials and nails grooming.
Far removed from the bygone ritual of a barber shop straight-razor shave, today's razors promise effective self-fashioning without the danger of having a steel blade threshed across the throat while sitting prone in the barber's chair, neck flexed upward to meet the blade being administered from behind the head.
A straight-razor shave, the sort old-school barbers used to dole out along with a haircut for two bits, lasts nearly an hour, involves multiple hot towels and lather and costs $55.