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bevel

[ bev-uhl ]
/ 藞b蓻v 蓹l /
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noun
verb (used with or without object), bev路eled, bev路el路ing or (especially British) bev路elled, bev路el路ling.
to cut or slant at a bevel: to bevel an edge to prevent splintering.
adjective
Also beveled; especially British, bevelled. oblique; sloping; slanted.
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Origin of bevel

First recorded in 1555鈥65; from unattested Middle French bevel (French b茅veau, biveau ), unattested Old French baivel, equivalent to ba茂f 鈥渨ith open mouth鈥 (ba(er) 鈥渢o gape鈥 (see bay2) + -if adjective suffix) + -el, from Latin -ellus noun suffix; see -ive, -elle

OTHER WORDS FROM bevel

bev路el路er; especially British, bev路el路ler, nounun路bev路eled; especially British, un路bev路elled, adjectiveun路der路bev路el路ing; especially British, un路der路bev路el路ling, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bevel

bevel
/ (藞b蓻vl) /

noun
  1. Also called: cant a surface that meets another at an angle other than a right angleCompare chamfer (def. 1)
  2. (as modifier)a bevel edge; bevel square
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
(intr) to be inclined; slope
(tr) to cut a bevel on (a piece of timber, etc)

Derived forms of bevel

bevelled or US beveled, adjectivebeveller or US beveler, noun

Word Origin for bevel

C16: from Old French bevel (unattested), from ba茂f, from baer to gape; see bay 1
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