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
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 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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