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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Razor \Ra"zor\ (r[=a]"z[~e]r), n. [OE. rasour, OF. rasur, LL. rasor: cf. F. rasoir, LL. rasorium. See Raze, v. t., Rase, v. t.] 1. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head; also called a straight razor. "Take thee a barber's razor." --Ezek. v. 1. [1913 Webster] 2. a device used for shaving, having a replaceable blade with a very sharp edge; 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. [PJC] 3. (Zool.) A tusk of a wild boar. [1913 Webster] 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 ensis (or Ensatella ensis), and Solen Americana, which have a long, narrow, somewhat curved shell, resembling a razor handle in shape. Called also razor clam, razor fish, knife handle. Razor stone. Same as Novaculite. Razor strap, or razor strop, a strap or strop used in sharpening razors. [1913 Webster]