American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A razor consisting of a blade hinged to a handle into which it slips when not in use.
- n. A razor with a blade that can fold into its handle.
- n. a razor with a straight cutting edge enclosed in a case that forms a handle when the razor is opened for use
“As he pulled me into the darkness, I looked back and caught a glimpse of my friend staring in silent horror as Innis drew the edge of the straight razor slowly across Kevin's inner arm.”
“I found him in the lavatory, straight razor in hand, his half-shaven chin dotted in styptic, the water of his bowl a not unpleasant shade of pink.”
“When I show up at Renée’s place, she’s wearing a black T-shirt advertising something called BAKER STREET, with a picture of a straight razor on it, and black jeans.”
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