Shave vs Surform - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between shave and surform
is that shave
is an instance of shaving while surform
is a tool with which one grates, rasps, planes, or shaves material, especially wood, to form its surface.
As a verb shave
is to make bald by using a tool such as a razor or pair of electric clippers to cut the hair close to the skin.
As an adjective surform is
a kind of tool that cuts by means of perforated steel holes with sharp rims.
From (etyl) shaven, schaven, from (etyl) , (etyl) skafa.
To make bald by using a tool such as a razor or pair of electric clippers to cut the hair close to the skin.
To cut anything in this fashion.
To remove hair from one's face by this means.
- The labourer with the bending scythe is seen / Shaving the surface of the waving green.
To cut finely, as with slices of meat.
To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.
- I had little time to shave this morning.
* 1899 ,
- Now shaves with level wing the deep.
(archaic) To be hard and severe in a bargain with; to practice extortion on; to cheat.
(US, slang, dated, transitive) To buy (a note) at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest, or to deduct in discounting it more than the legal rate allows.
* shave brush / shaving brush
* shaving bump
* shave cream / shaving cream
* shave foam / shaving foam
* shave down
* shave off
An instance of shaving.
A thin slice; a shaving.
- I instructed the barber to give me a shave .
(US, slang, dated) An exorbitant discount on a note.
(US, slang, dated) A premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular.
A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a spokeshave.
* close shave
A tool with which one grates, rasps, planes, or shaves material, especially wood, to form its surface.
- This job calls for a surform.
A kind of tool that cuts by means of perforated steel holes with sharp rims
- This job calls for a surform file.