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bevel

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adjective bev·el \ˈbe-vəl\

Definition of bevel

  1. :  oblique, beveled <a bevel edge>



Circa 1600

First Known Use of bevel

circa 1600

Rhymes with bevel


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bevel

noun bev·el

Simple Definition of 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

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 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

  3. 3 :  the part of printing type extending from face to shoulder

Examples of bevel

  1. the bevel of the mirror



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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

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bevel

verb bev·el

Simple Definition of bevel

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

Full Definition of bevel

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

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cut or shape to a bevel

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  incline, slant

Examples of bevel

  1. a tool that is used for beveling wood



1677

First Known Use of bevel

1677


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