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
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 angleCompare chamfer (def. 1)
- (as modifier)a bevel edge; bevel square