the inclination that one line or surface makes with another when not at right angles.
a surface that does not form a right angle with adjacent surfaces.: Compare chamfer.
(of a lock bolt) the oblique end that hits the strike plate.
an adjustable instrument for drawing angles or adjusting the surface of work to a particular inclination.
Printing. beard (def. 5).
to cut or slant at a bevel: to bevel an edge to prevent splintering.
Also beveled; especially British, bevelled. oblique; sloping; slanted.
- bev·el·er; especially British, bev·el·ler, noun
- un·bev·eled; especially British, un·bev·elled, adjective
- un·der·bev·el·ing; especially British, un·der·bev·el·ling, noun
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How to use bevel in a sentence
The display size will remain at its current 13-inch diagonal measurement, but Apple will reportedly realize smaller overall sizes by reducing the bevel that surrounds the screen’s edge, among other sizing changes.Apple reportedly planning thinner and lighter MacBook Air with MagSafe charging | Darrell Etherington | January 22, 2021 | TechCrunch
This classic open-shelf storage unit has beveled edges on the back two corners for easy use in corners of rooms.
The individual prisms are usually slender, with one beveled, wedge-like end, but are sometimes needle-like.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
The walls were graced—not crowded—by a tall beveled mirror of French plate and some delicious paintings, framed in gilt.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral | John Dunloe Carteret
He beveled the planks as deeply as he dared, and made his cut around three sides of his square.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
One of the best known uses four little beveled pinions, which are placed in the main driving wheel as shown in the cut.Farm Engines and How to Run Them | James H. Stephenson
The pedestal is a simple column of marble, four and one-half feet high, slightly tapering toward the top, with beveled corners.A Woman's Hardy Garden | Helena Rutherfurd Ely
British Dictionary definitions for bevel
Also called: cant a surface that meets another at an angle other than a right angle: Compare chamfer (def. 1)
(as modifier): a bevel edge; bevel square
(intr) to be inclined; slope
(tr) to cut a bevel on (a piece of timber, etc)
- bevelled or US beveled, adjective
- beveller or US beveler, noun
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