Definition of bezel
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)
3 jewelry : a usually metal rim of a piece of jewelry in which an ornament (such as a gem) is set
Recent Examples of bezel from the Web
The vents, which are ringed by a rotating bezel to adjust climate-control temperatures, draw more criticism than accolades, primarily for low-on-the-dash positioning that translates to a chilly shifting hand.
OnePlus didn’t do anything outrageous or eye-catching, like shave the bezel to a sliver or build in a modular ecosystem.
A magic trick achieved by shrinking the picture frame (aka bezel.)
Although both V-8 and V-12 variants get the same standard equipment and color and trim choices, there are some subtle visual differences, with the V-8 car having dark headlamp bezels and two bonnet vents instead of the four fitted to the V-12.
Apple slimmed down the bezel — the border surrounding the screen — to make more room for the display; the tablet’s body is also slightly larger and heavier.
Apple did this by reducing the size of the display bezels.
Apple slimmed down the bezel — or the border surrounding the screen — to make more room for the display; the tablet’s body is also slightly larger and heavier.
The screen tops out at 1920 x 1080 pixels (a 4K version is in the works), but the barely-there 5mm bezel gives it an awfully expansive appearance.
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Origin and Etymology of bezel
probably from dialect form of French biseau bezel, from Middle French
First Known Use: 1611See Words from the same year
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