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bevel square

an adjustable tool used by woodworkers for laying out angles and for testing the accuracy of surfaces worked to a slope.
Origin of bevel square
First recorded in 1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It will be necessary to have a bevel square to use in marking off the slopes and for testing them.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
  • A bevel square will be needed for testing these beveled ends.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
  • This can be done by using a bevel square, and holding it so one limb will show the boring angle.

    Carpentry for Boys J. S. Zerbe
British Dictionary definitions for bevel square

bevel square

a woodworker's square with an adjustable arm that can be set to mark out an angle or to check the slope of a surface
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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