pogonotomy

pogonotomy

(ˌpəʊɡəˈnɒtəmɪ)
n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) the cutting or shaving of a beard

pogonotomy

the cutting of beards.
See also: Beards
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The Festival will also feature this year's newly-announced BBC Radio 3 and Arts and Humanities Research Council New David Greig David Greig > Generation Thinkers, who will deliver a series of essays on topics including: Is Marriage an Identity Crisis?; The History of Press Censorship; The Spin Doctors of Nineteenth Century America; Beards, Whiskers and the History of Pogonotomy; and Beastly Politics.