Meaning of razor-grinder in English:


Pronunciation /ˈreɪzəˌɡrʌɪndə/


  • 1A person who grinds or sharpens razor blades. Now chiefly historical.

  • 2Any of various birds having a call or song likened to the sound of a cut-throat razor being sharpened; specifically (a) Australian the restless flycatcher, Myiagra inquieta; (b) English regional the European nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus; (c) English regional the grasshopper warbler, Locustella naevia.


Early 18th century. From razor + grinder.