verb (used with or without object), bev·eled, bev·el·ing or (especially British) bev·elled, bev·el·ling.
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Origin of bevel
OTHER WORDS FROM bevelbev·el·er; especially British, bev·el·ler, nounun·bev·eled; especially British, un·bev·elled, adjectiveun·der·bev·el·ing; especially British, un·der·bev·el·ling, noun
Example sentences from the Web for bevel
Knock the four corners down, bevelling them as shown in the sketch, and trim the end off rounding for the head.The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals|Charles Conrad Sleffel
The bevelling of the curves at the ends was the only new feature of the knife work.Carpentry and Woodwork|Edwin W. Foster
This looks well and saves the need of bevelling the edges of the roof-boards.
The most difficult part is the bevelling of the joints (see Bevelling).
The ends of these last pieces should properly be bevelled (see Bevelling) to make a fairly tight joint.
British Dictionary definitions for bevel
- Also called: cant a surface that meets another at an angle other than a right angleCompare chamfer (def. 1)
- (as modifier)a bevel edge; bevel square