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bezel

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noun be·zel \ˈbē-zəl, ˈbe-\

Definition of bezel

  1. 1 :  a rim that holds a transparent covering (as on a watch, clock, or headlight) or that is rotatable and has special markings (as on a watch)

  2. 2 :  the oblique side or face of a cut gem; specifically :  the upper faceted portion of a brilliant projecting from the setting — see brilliant illustration

  3. 3 :  a usually metal rim of a piece of jewelry in which an ornament (as a gem) is set



Origin of bezel

probably from dialect form of French biseau bezel, from Middle French


First Known Use: 1611

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Rhymes with bezel



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