(noun, verb)


1. (nautical) An armed ship with its upper deck cut away, and thus reduced to the next inferior rate, such as a seventy-four cut down to a frigate.


1. (nautical) To cut (a ship) down to a smaller number of decks, and thus to an inferior rate or class.

2. (figuratively) To trim or abridge by cutting off parts.

- to razee a book, or an article