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bezel

[ bez-uhl ]
/ ˈbɛz əl /
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noun

the diagonal face at the end of the blade of a chisel, or the like, leading to the edge.
Jewelry.
  1. that part of a ring, bracelet, etc., to which gems are attached.
  2. crown (def. 27).
a grooved ring or rim holding a gem, watch crystal, etc., in its setting.
Automotive. the part of a vehicle's bodywork that surrounds a light.

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Origin of bezel

1605–15; akin to French biseau bevel, chamfer
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British Dictionary definitions for bezel

bezel
/ (ˈbɛzəl) /

noun

the sloping face adjacent to the working edge of a cutting tool
the upper oblique faces of a cut gem
a grooved ring or part holding a gem, watch crystal, etc
a retaining outer rim used in vehicle instruments, e.g. in tachometers and speedometers
a small indicator light used in vehicle instrument panels

Word Origin for bezel

C17: probably from French biseau, perhaps from Latin bis twice
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