Ra"zor (?), n. [OE. rasour, OF. rasur, LL. rasor: cf. F. rasoir, LL. rasorium. See Raze, v. t., Rase, v. t.]
A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head.
"Take thee a barber's rasor
<-- also called straight razor -->
Ezek. v. 1.
<-- (b) a similar device for shaving, with a replaceable blade. Also called safety razor. Also a similar device, made of plastic, in which the blade is neither replaceable nor can be sharpened, intended to be discarded after the blade dulls -- called a disposable razor. --> -->
A task of a wild boar.
Razor fish. Zool. (a) A small Mediterranean fish (Coryphaena novacula), prized for the table. (b) The razor shell. -- Razor grass Bot., a West Indian plant (Scleria scindens), the triangular stem and the leaves of which are edged with minute sharp teeth. -- Razor grinder Zool., the European goat-sucker. -- Razor shell Zool., any marine bivalve shell belonging to Solen and allied genera, especially Solen, ∨ Ensatella, ensis, ∧ 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, ∨ razor strop, a strap or strop used in sharpening razors.<-- safety razor; disposable razor; electric razor -->
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