Definition of shaver in English:



  • 1An electric razor.

    • ‘Once more put the shaver away in its designated place, wedged between a tall bottle of cologne and a can of shaving cream.’
    • ‘So why can't he listen to the radio while he fixes shavers?’
    • ‘But it was known that appliances such as shavers, hairdryers and vacuum cleaners could produce strong alternating magnetic fields - as could electric trams and trains.’
    • ‘It is a world leader in the manufacture of colour picture tubes, shavers, lighting, and a number of other electronic products.’
    • ‘In case someone wants a late start, the things to associate with Dads are electronics, cameras, DVD players, mobile phones, shavers, of course all packaged with special offers.’
    • ‘I've had but three shavers in my life, all triple-head rotary models: my dad's hand-me-down corded white one, and two I've owned, one silver and one black.’
    • ‘They included smoker's tooth powder, his shaver and polythene bags full of medications and the dreadful Brut aftershave.’
    • ‘The lens and tip are checked for scratches, and the tip is checked for chips that may have resulted from a collision with a shaver or other instrument.’
    • ‘There are many takers for the latest anti-friction shavers.’
    • ‘Under the new rules, manufacturers will be required to pay for the recycling of electrical goods ranging from shavers to refrigerators and laptop computers.’
    • ‘I am on light electrical goods - irons, food mixers, shavers and the like.’
    • ‘It also noted falling prices in cosmetics, toiletries, home insurance, personal hygiene products and small electric items such as shavers and hairdryers.’
    • ‘The device uses magnetic inductive power transfer to recharge its battery - a method presently used to charge batteries sealed inside electric toothbrushes and shavers.’
    • ‘I know one officer who nearly strangled his son because he caught him using his shaver, for fear he might cut himself.’
    • ‘This is akin to the way some battery-powered toothbrushes and cordless shavers are recharged by wirelessly transmitting electricity to the product as it sits in a charging cradle.’
    • ‘In his new post, he oversees all functions of lighters, shavers, writing instruments and white-out correction products.’
    • ‘He grinned and waved an instrument at me that I soon realised closely resembled a shaver.’
    • ‘If on the other hand you regard ‘the goods’ as just rotary shavers, or more generally electric shavers or even more generally as shavers, electric or otherwise, then the shape does not result from the nature of the goods.’
    • ‘The right to use electric or battery-operated shavers was rejected on the grounds that it could be a health hazard.’
    • ‘Many of the electrical goods we use today such as the electric iron, shaver, vacuum cleaner and washing machine were invented in the early part of the 20th century.’
  • 2informal A young lad.

    ‘little shavers and their older brothers’
    • ‘It was a keen disappointment, as I was hoping to see both little N. Aeschylus and Miss Fiske for the very first time, and I wanted the little shaver to play Baby Jesus in our traditional Nativity pantomime tableau.’
    • ‘Sure, his side is full of young shavers, but surely they are old enough to be able to regulate their bladders by now, we hope.’
    • ‘The young shavers McAllister now finds himself playing alongside every Saturday do not call him Grandad, at least not to his face, but his presence amid so much callow youth will surely benefit tomorrow's would-be notables.’
    • ‘My own boy-hood was one of the best any American could have had, for I was a plucky young shaver who engaged in nothing but the most wholesome and vigorous activities!’
    youngster, young one, little one, boy, girl
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