bevel square



an adjustable tool used by woodworkers for laying out angles and for testing the accuracy of surfaces worked to a slope.

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Origin of bevel square

First recorded in 1605–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bevel square

  • Set the bevel-square at the proper angle for a dovetail, Fig. 250.

    Handwork in Wood|William Noyes

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
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