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 phone's display fills most of the front, save for a camera cutout, slim bezels and a small chin at the bottom.
To put it in numerical perspective, the ultra thin bezels around the display of the phone result in a hugely impressive screen-to-body ratio of 80%.
Apple’s current considerations call for a video camera to be integrated into the top bezel of the Apple Watch 2, enabling users to make and receive FaceTime calls on the move via their wrists.
And MSI has even given it a unibody MacBook-a-like black screen bezel.
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Origin and Etymology of bezel
probably from dialect form of French biseau bezel, from Middle French
First Known Use: 1611
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