verb (used with or without object), bev·eled, bev·el·ing or (especially British) bev·elled, bev·el·ling.
- bev curls,
- bevan, aneurin,
- bevel gear,
- bevel joint,
- bevel siding,
- bevel square,
- bevel-faced hammer
Origin of bevel
Examples from the Web for beveled
The skew is used in cutting both to the right and to the left, and therefore, must be beveled on both sides.A Course In Wood Turning|Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers
The flat side is used wholly for straight edges, and the beveled side for concave surfaces.
A plate serving as a keeper for a beveled latch bolt and against which the latter strikes in closing.
A mirage can be arranged for by a prism or by a piece of beveled glass.Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions|Henry C. Horstmann
The basal edge is usually straight but may be slightly incurvate and may be beveled or thinned.Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types|James W. Cambron
- Also called: canta surface that meets another at an angle other than a right angleCompare chamfer (def. 1)
- (as modifier)a bevel edge; bevel square
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.