be·​zel | \ ˈbē-zəl How to pronounce bezel (audio) , ˈbe- How to pronounce bezel (audio) \

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

Examples of bezel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cases, bezels, pushers and pusher guards are all titanium, while the bezel ring is stainless steel; the only visible flourish is the 22-karat pink-gold rotor, seen through the caseback, featuring an engraving of Mt. Everest. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 19 Sep. 2021 Apple will reportedly trade in round edges for flat ones to decrease the size of the bezel and open more real estate for the display. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 24 Aug. 2021 Lastly, Samsung has an accessory for its popular lifestyle TV, The Frame, which looks like a piece of art with a thick bezel all around that resembles a frame. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, 2 Mar. 2021 It is framed by a halo of 82 diamonds set into the bezel. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 23 Aug. 2021 The higher-end Watch4 Classic features luxury materials such as stainless steel, and offers a rotating bezel, two size and color options. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 This will be made possible by moving the earpiece speaker into the top bezel, allowing Apple to squeeze the many sensors and components that power Face ID closer together. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 1 June 2021 The space in the bezel will measure 2.57 cm compared to the previous 3.45 cm. Chris Smith, BGR, 21 Aug. 2021 The bow and bezel are set with 103 round-cut diamonds totaling about 1 carat, and the crown and strap bolts are set with a 0.72-carat sapphire cabochon. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 12 May 2021

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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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22 Sep 2021

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“Bezel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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