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Topic: HAIR AND BEAUTY

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: raseor, from raser; RAZE

razor

noun
     
razor
ra‧zor [countable]
1DCB a tool with a sharp blade, used to remove hair from your skin [↪ shaver]:
an electric razor
a disposable razor
2

be on a razor/razor's edge

British English to be in a difficult position where a mistake could be dangerous:
Politically we are on a razor edge.
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