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Definition of SHAVER

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Shaver \Shav"er\, n.
     1. One who shaves; one whose occupation is to shave. [1913 Webster]

     2. One who is close in bargains; a sharper. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

     3. One who fleeces; a pillager; a plunderer.
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              By these shavers the Turks were stripped. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

     4. A boy; a lad; a little fellow. [Colloq.] "These unlucky little shavers." --Salmagundi. [1913 Webster]

              As I have mentioned at the door to this young shaver, I am on a chase in the name of the king.
                                                    --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Mech.) A tool or machine for shaving.
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     {A note shaver}, a person who buys notes at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest. [Cant, U.S.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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