Definition of straight razor in English:

straight razor


North American
  • A razor having a long blade set in a handle, usually folding like a penknife; a cut-throat razor.

    • ‘Pipe smoking is going the way of the shaving brush, the straight razor, the fedora, the Freemasons.’
    • ‘I'm still trying to find info about non-disposable razors; straight razors seem a bit time-consuming.’
    • ‘A guest at the old hotel on the courthouse square of the Little Town tried to slit his own throat with a straight razor.’
    • ‘Colonel Kurtz's nightmare might have been watching a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor, but ours is shopping.’
    • ‘When you're a little kid, being asked to sit perfectly still while a strange man with a straight razor and scissors longer than your forearm waves his instruments of death two inches from your brain is less than a pleasant thought.’
    • ‘Back when straight razors were all the rage and a guy could take off an ear before his morning coffee, electric shavers were the barely articulated yelp of the deaf.’
    • ‘A barber came in with a stool and his straight razors to try his luck at making a few coins, and Michael and Kieran availed themselves of his services.’
    • ‘Men used to shave with straight razors, which required skill to both make and use, and lasted almost forever.’
    • ‘‘Anyway,’ Zach went on, ‘this film starts out with a guy who's sharpening a straight razor.’’
    • ‘She did subdue a maniac armed with a straight razor exactly as she does in the story, but he was not an escaped murder suspect.’
    • ‘A small frown on his face, Wash took a straight razor and stropped it on his leg, scowling at having to shave with no soap.’
    • ‘He'll have to lose his authentic maleness, make his cheeks soft and hairless with a straight razor, don a pressed three-piece.’
    • ‘She looked around the bathroom and found a straight razor.’
    • ‘Manne insists on using a straight razor like his father did.’
    • ‘I also tried a straight razor and never got the hang of it.’
    • ‘He winced slightly, then picked up his dull straight razor off the side of the moldy sink.’
    • ‘There really was a mad barber, he really did use a trapdoor and straight razor to rob and kill customers, and most did end up as filling for meat pies.’