- 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.
- (of a lock with a beveled bolt) the side facing in the same direction as the bevel at the end of the bolt.Compare regular bevel, reverse bevel.
- bevel square.
- 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.
Origin of bevel
Examples from the Web for beveling
The support in front should be diminished either by turning the shoe up at the toe or by beveling it under the toe (fig. 5a).Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
Side notching and beveling of the blade apparently started in this period.
Notching and beveling seems to reach a climax on larger points in the early Archaic period.
The retouch that produces the beveling also produces fine serrations on some examples.
Sometimes longer, more even flakes were removed in beveling one edge of each face.
- 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
- (intr) to be inclined; slope
- (tr) to cut a bevel on (a piece of timber, etc)
Word Origin and History for beveling
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.