Origin of bevel
OTHER WORDS FROM bevelbev·el·er; especially British, bev·el·ler, nounun·bev·eled; especially British, un·bev·elled, adjectiveun·der·bev·el·ing; especially British, un·der·bev·el·ling, noun
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How to use bevel in a sentence
The mandibles are powerful, with bevelled tips and three or four teeth on the edge of the bevel.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
With overhead cam-shafts, bevel gears work out very well in practice, as in the Hall-Scott motors and others of that type.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
If both are of the same diameter, they are called bevel gears; if of different diameters, miter gears.Practical Mechanics for Boys|J. S. Zerbe
There are several forms of differential gears, differing largely as to combination of spur or bevel cogs.
The makers claim that lost motion can be taken up in a bevel gear much better than in a spur gear.
British Dictionary definitions for bevel
- Also called: cant a surface that meets another at an angle other than a right angleCompare chamfer (def. 1)
- (as modifier)a bevel edge; bevel square