If you need to shave, you'll want to use a razor. It's a tool that's made for removing unwanted hair.

There are straight razors (the old-fashioned kind that barbers sometimes use), safety razors for shaving faces and legs, and electric razors that use spinning blades to trim beards or shave heads. A hair stylist also might use razor as a verb: "Let me just razor the ends and we'll be done!" Razor comes from the Old French raser, "to scrape."

Definitions of razor
  1. noun
    edge tool used in shaving
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    safety razor
    a razor with a guard to prevent deep cuts in the skin
    electric razor, electric shaver, shaver
    a razor powered by an electric motor
    straight razor
    a razor with a straight cutting edge enclosed in a case that forms a handle when the razor is opened for use
    type of:
    edge tool
    any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
  2. verb
    shave with a razor
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    type of:
    remove body hair with a razor
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