- The definition of a bezel is a slanted or sloping surface, or the rim holding a gem or watch crystal.
- An example of a bezel is the cut edge of a gemstone.
- An example of a bezel is the rim of a watch.
bezel definition by Webster's New World
- a sloping surface, as the cutting edge of a chisel
- the slanting faces of the upper part of a cut gem, esp. a brilliant; also, this part of a gem
- the groove and flange holding a gem, watch crystal, etc. in place
- a rotatable rim on a watch or clock, that can be moved to indicate certain kinds of data: an elapsed-time bezel
Origin: ; from Middle French an unverified form besel (from source French biseau) ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old French biais, bias
bezel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A slanting surface or bevel on the edge of a cutting tool, such as a chisel.
- The upper, faceted portion of a cut gem, above the girdle and below the table.
- A groove or flange designed to hold a beveled edge, as of a watch crystal or a gem.
Origin: Probably French dialectal; akin to French biseau, from bis, two times, from Latin; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.
bezel - Computer Definition
The front cover of a desktop or tower computer case. The term also refers to the individual drive bay covers, which are removed to install CD/DVD and other removable drives that require access from the front of the case. A removable drive may have its own custom bezel, otherwise it is mounted flush with the front of the case. See screen bezel.