adjective bev·el \ˈbe-vəl\

Definition of BEVEL

:  oblique, beveled <a bevel edge>

First Known Use of BEVEL

circa 1600

Rhymes with BEVEL



: a slanted surface or edge on a piece of wood, glass, etc.

: a tool that is used to make a slanted surface or edge on a piece of wood, glass, etc.

Full Definition of BEVEL

:  an instrument consisting of two rules or arms jointed together and opening to any angle for drawing angles or adjusting surfaces to be cut at an angle
a :  the angle that one surface or line makes with another when they are not at right angles
b :  the slant of such a surface or line
:  the part of printing type extending from face to shoulder

Examples of BEVEL

  1. the bevel of the mirror

Illustration of BEVEL

Origin of BEVEL

Middle French *bevel, from Old French *baivel, from baïf with open mouth, from baer to yawn — more at abeyance
First Known Use: 1610

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, chock, ferrule, punch, tang

Rhymes with BEVEL



: to cut or shape (a surface or edge) at an angle or slant

beveled or bevelledbevel·ing or bevel·ling \ˈbev-liŋ, ˈbe-və-\

Full Definition of BEVEL

transitive verb
:  to cut or shape to a bevel
intransitive verb
:  incline, slant

Examples of BEVEL

  1. a tool that is used for beveling wood

First Known Use of BEVEL



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