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 Even Ducati, founded in 1926 to make radios, didn’t produce its first motorbike until 1949, and by the early 1980s was nearly out of business, saved by investors and modern designs far removed from its original bevel-drive power plants. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 19 Oct. 2021 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 The base has a tunnel design with a variable bevel for carving in variable conditions. Chris Meehan, Popular Mechanics, 12 June 2022 This drives a bevel box to turn a belt connected to the single rear wheel, the layout meaning there is no need for a differential. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 24 Feb. 2022 This is a two-piece holder with a slide-in bevel closure. Chris Hachey, BGR, 21 May 2021 This is a two-piece holder with a slide-in bevel closure. Chris Hachey, BGR, 21 May 2021 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Adjust the table saw blade angle to 9 1⁄2-degrees and bevel one edge of the front and back slats. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 31 July 2021 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 See More

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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
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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