from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thin slice or sliver, as of wood or metal, that is shaved off.
- n. The act of one that shaves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thin, shaved off slice of wood, metal, or other material.
- v. Present participle of shave.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of one who, or that which, shaves; specifically, the act of cutting off the beard with a razor.
- n. That which is shaved off; a thin slice or strip pared off with a shave, a knife, a plane, or other cutting instrument.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who shaves; the removal of the beard or hair of the head with a razor; the use of a razor for removing the beard.
- n. A thin slice pared off with a shave, a knife, a plane, or other cutting instrument; especially, a thin slice of wood cut off by a plane or a planing-machine.
- n. In leather manufacturing, a process which follows skiving, and consists in removing inequalities and roughnesses by means of the curriers' knife, leaving the leather of uniform thickness, and with a fine smooth surface on the flesh side.
- n. The act of fleecing or defrauding; swindling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of brushing against while passing
- n. the act of removing hair with a razor
- n. a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
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