Bevel meaning

bĕvəl
To cut at an inclination that forms an angle other than a right angle.

Beveled the edges of the table.

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An edge that is canted, one that is not a 90 degree angle.

To give a bevel to the edge of a table or a stone slab.

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To give a canted edge to a surface.
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The angle or inclination of a line or surface that meets another at any angle but 90°.
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Two rules joined together as adjustable arms used to measure or draw angles of any size or to fix a surface at an angle.
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To be inclined; slant.
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A tool consisting of a rule with a movable arm, used in measuring or marking angles and in fixing surfaces at an angle.
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An angle other than a right angle.
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Sloping part or surface, as the angled edge of plate glass.
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Sloped; beveled.
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To cut to an angle other than a right angle.
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To slope at an angle; slant.
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An instrument consisting of two rules or arms, jointed together at one end, and opening to any angle, for adjusting the surfaces of work to the same or a given inclination; a bevel square.

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Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.

A bevel angle.

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Morally distorted; not upright.
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Origin of bevel

  • Possibly from Old French bevel perhaps from baif open-mouthed from baer to gape from Vulgar Latin badāre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From an Old French diminutive of baïf (“open-mouthed”), from baer (“to gape”).

    From Wiktionary