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 oblique entry 1 sense 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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The Samsung logo on the top bezel is gone, meaning that the tablet could potentially have space for a rumored iris scanner. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "This is what Samsung’s next tablet might look like," 2 July 2018 The Everose gold really brings out the colors on the bezel. Bloomberg.com, "Hands-On With the Most Extreme New Rolex Available Today," 27 Apr. 2018 The screen on the GS63 also folds to 180 degrees and features a truly miniature webcam on the top bezel, an improvement over locating it beneath the display. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Hands-on: The MSI GS65 is a gaming laptop that blends into business settings," 3 Apr. 2018 The new laptop will look similar to the current MacBook Air, but will include thinner bezels around the screen. Mark Gurman, The Seattle Times, "Apple is planning a new low-cost MacBook, pro-focused Mac mini," 20 Aug. 2018 The bezels at the top and bottom of the display are thin, but Apple’s are thinner. Bloomberg.com, "How Samsung’s New Galaxy S9 Compares to the iPhone X," 26 Feb. 2018 The new Blade features a 15.6-inch screen using the au courant bezel-less look. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Hands-on: Razer's redesigned Blade is the most powerful 15-inch laptop in town," 22 May 2018 Called the Apex, this working concept phone offers a near-bezel-less display with no front-facing camera or fingerprint sensor in sight. Eli Blumenthal, USA TODAY, "Mobile World Congress 2018: 5 of the coolest things you need to know," 28 Feb. 2018 There are also four different bezel colors to make the TV blend seamlessly into the room’s decor: black, white, walnut, and beige wood. Sunset, "Your Next TV Could Double As Art," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of bezel

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bezel

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

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