bevel

adjective
bev·​el | \ ˈbe-vəl How to pronounce bevel (audio) \

Definition of bevel

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: oblique, beveled a bevel edge

bevel

noun

Definition of bevel (Entry 2 of 3)

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
2a : 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
c : the surface or line at such a slant or inclination
3 : the part of printing type extending from face to shoulder

bevel

verb
beveled or bevelled; beveling or bevelling\ ˈbev-​liŋ How to pronounce bevel (audio) , ˈbe-​və-​ \

Definition of bevel (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to cut or shape to a bevel

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Noun

bevel 2c

In the meaning defined above

Examples of bevel in a Sentence

Noun the bevel of the mirror Verb a tool that is used for beveling wood
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Adjustments may be made quickly with a lever that lowers and raises the base plate and an adjustment knob at the front sets the bevel angle. Cary Jenkins, Arkansas Online, 22 May 2021 German knives typically have a bevel edge between 20 and 22 degrees on each side. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, 18 Dec. 2020 German knives typically have a bevel edge of between 20 and 22 degrees on each side. Marni Jameson | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, 15 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This is a two-piece holder with a slide-in bevel closure. Chris Hachey, BGR, 21 May 2021 The circular saw is great for ripping and cross-cutting lumber and making bevel cuts. Cary Jenkins, Arkansas Online, 22 May 2021 This is a two-piece holder with a slide-in bevel closure. Chris Hachey, BGR, 21 May 2021 Traditional Japanese knives are made with a single bevel, which allows the blade to be super sharp. Katy Severson, chicagotribune.com, 6 Mar. 2021 The factory edge is typically 15 or 17 degrees for each bevel on Japanese kitchen knives and around 20 degrees for Western knives. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 23 Feb. 2021 However, single bevel knives can be more challenging to use and have to be custom-fitted for left-handed chefs. Katy Severson, chicagotribune.com, 6 Mar. 2021 This is a two-piece holder with a slide-in bevel closure. Chris Hachey, BGR, 1 Mar. 2021 Alternate Top Bevel is a tooth configuration on table saw blades where the bevel on every other tooth alternates from the left to the right side (of the blade). Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 24 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb To bevel the other end on the table saw, tilt the blade 20 degrees and attach a stopblock to the miter gauge at 36 inches for the back slats and 16 inches for the seat slats [1]. Ted Kilcommons, Popular Mechanics, 18 July 2020 Before assembling the planter, use a block plane to slightly bevel the edge of the narrower tapered piece of each panel. Thomas Klenck, Popular Mechanics, 20 June 2020 Next, crosscut and bevel the seat support and lay the support across the legs. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2020 Yilan Hua's shoulder-grazing lengths were styled into a swoopy flip, hairstylist Damien Boissinot beveling the ends with a round brush and blow dryer. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 29 Feb. 2020 Next, use a permanent marker to draw a black line along the blade’s beveled cutting edge. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 21 Jan. 2020 What's so beautiful is the way every piece is beveled, tapered — almost like jewels. Frances Schultz, House Beautiful, 8 Nov. 2012 Some stations’ wooden window frames are beveled, some roofs have finials, and some rounded arches are replaced with ever-so-slightly pointed arches. Peter Christensen, Smithsonian, 24 Apr. 2018 Right-angle grinder: for grinding, beveling, and flattening welds, as well as for surface preparation. Phillip Pantuso, Popular Mechanics, 27 May 2015

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First Known Use of bevel

Adjective

1609, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1678, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for bevel

Noun

Middle French *bevel, from Old French *baivel, from baïf with open mouth, from baer to yawn — more at abeyance

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bevel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bevel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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.

bevel

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bevel (Entry 2 of 2)

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

bevel

noun
bev·​el | \ ˈbe-vəl How to pronounce bevel (audio) \

Kids Definition of bevel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a slant or slope of one surface or line against another

bevel

verb
beveled or bevelled; beveling or bevelling

Kids Definition of bevel (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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