bezel

noun be·zel \ ˈbē-zəl , ˈbe- \

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)
2 gems :the oblique (see 1oblique 1a) side or face of a cut gem; specifically :the upper faceted portion of a brilliant projecting from the setting — see brilliant illustration
3 jewelry :a usually metal rim of a piece of jewelry in which an ornament (such as a gem) is set

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Origin and Etymology of bezel

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

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