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A rigid flat rectangular bar, as of wood or metal, with a straight edge for testing or drawing straight lines.
adj. also straight-edge (strāt′ĕj′)
1. Having a level, even edge: a straightedge ruler; a straightedge razor blade.
2. Abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.

straight′edged′ adj.
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informal not indulging in any kind of drug-taking or sexual activities
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advocating abstinence from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and sex and sometimes advocating vegetarianism.



a bar or strip of wood, plastic, or metal having at least one long edge for use in drawing or testing straight lines, plane surfaces, etc.
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Her husband was part of the New York City's straight-edge punk scene (play loud, but no drug use, no materialism) that forms the core of the novel.
Apparently the medical professionals were not equipped to comprehend Grosso's honed straight-edge conditioning program, nor his training diet of cigarettes and Red Bull.
It gives the home chef two options for peeling--the traditional straight-edge blade for hard-skinned fruits and vegetables as well as a serrated blade for softer foods.
It will be designed to look like an old-time barbershop with a contemporary twist, featuring real barber chairs, flat-screen televisions and hot lather shaves with a straight-edge razor.
Police said they observed a small rock of a white substance on a table, a pipe with a residue in it and a straight-edge razor.
If you remember "supafly, straight-edge" Matt from The Real World: New Orleans, you'll recognize the type--the kid with the spiked hair and skateboard who says he lives for music, but doesn't swear or drink and wears a "Crunk for Christ" T-shirt.
Using the art as inspiration, I carved stars, moon and other shapes out of white mat scraps using a hand-held cutter and a straight-edge. I arranged them in a way that made sense to me while paying attention to the balance and rhythm of the piece.