2. One who is close in bargains; a sharper. Swift.
3. One who fleeces; a pillager; a plunderer.
By these shavers the Turks were stripped.Knolles.
4. A boy; a lad; a little fellow. [Colloq.] "These unlucky little shavers." Salmagundi.
As I have mentioned at the door to this young shaver, I am on a chase in the name of the king.Dickens.
5. (Mech.) A tool or machine for shaving.
A note shaver, a person who buys notes at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest. [Cant,
1. The act of one who, or that which, shaves; specifically, the act of cutting off the beard with a razor.
2. That which is shaved off; a thin slice or strip pared off with a shave, a knife, a plane, or other cutting
instrument. "Shaving of silver." Chaucer.
Shaving brush, a brush used in lathering the face preparatory to shaving it.
(Shaw) n. [OE. schawe, scha&yoghe, thicket, grove, AS. scaga; akin to Dan. skov, Sw. skog,
1. A thicket; a small wood or grove. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Burns.
Gaillard he was as goldfinch in the shaw.Chaucer.
The green shaws, the merry green woods.Howitt.
2. pl. The leaves and tops of vegetables, as of potatoes, turnips, etc. [Scot.] Jamieson.
(Shaw"fowl`), n. [Scot. schaw, shaw, show + fowl.] The representation or image of a fowl
made by fowlers to shoot at. Johnson.
India shawl, a kind of rich shawl made in India from the wool of the Cashmere goat. It is woven in
pieces, which are sewed together. Shawl goat (Zoöl.), the Cashmere goat.
(Shawl) n. [Per. & Hind. shal: cf. F. châle.] A square or oblong cloth of wool, cotton, silk, or
other textile or netted fabric, used, especially by women, as a loose covering for the neck and shoulders.
(Shawl), v. t. To wrap in a shawl. Thackeray.
(Shawm) n. [OE. shalmie, OF. chalemie; cf. F. chalumeau shawm, chaume haulm, stalk; all
fr. L. calamus a reed, reed pipe. See Haulm, and cf. Calumet.] (Mus.) A wind instrument of music,
formerly in use, supposed to have resembled either the clarinet or the hautboy in form. [Written also
shalm, shaum.] Otway.
Even from the shrillest shaum unto the cornamute.Drayton.
(Shaw`nees") n. pl.; sing. Shawnee (Ethnol.) A tribe of North American Indians who occupied
Western New York and part of Ohio, but were driven away and widely dispersed by the Iroquois.
(Shay) n. A chaise. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.]