verb (used with or without object), bev·eled, bev·el·ing or (especially British) bev·elled, bev·el·ling.
Origin of bevel
Examples from the Web for bevel
Historical Examples of bevel
This will necessitate the use of the bevel in laying off the shoulders of the tenons.
It will be necessary to have a bevel square to use in marking off the slopes and for testing them.
The bevel of the ends of the shelves will be the same as for the ends of the side pieces.
A bevel square will be needed for testing these beveled ends.
First square up all the posts and bevel them at the tops as shown.
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
Word Origin for bevel
1560s, possibly from Old French *baivel (Modern French béveau, biveau), possibly from bayer "to gape, yawn," from Latin *batare "to yawn, gape," from Latin root *bat-, possibly imitative of yawning. If so, the time gap is puzzling. The verb is first recorded 1670s. The noun is 1670s, from the adjective.