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Definition of "shaver" [shav•er]

  • One who shaves. (noun)
  • A device, especially an electric razor, that is used in shaving. (noun)
  • Informal A small child, especially a boy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shaver" in a sentence
  • "I was a little unnoticed "shaver" -- the errand boy of the house -- not quite ten years old."
  • "The bathroom looked acceptable and there was nothing missing; the shaver would be in deep shadow if the light were put on in the bedroom so I moved it six inches: a shaver is the last thing in the bathroom a man forgets because it's a lot more expensive than the toothbrush and the other things."
  • "sooner or later we'll all have 'x-ray', 'stocks', 'coffee' and 'shaver' - once they've been fully tested by the celebrity beta testers."