Bezel definition

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A ring that secures the crystal of a watch or chronometer, often rotatable and marked so as to allow timekeeping functions.
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The upper, faceted portion of a cut gem, above the girdle and below the table.
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The frame around a display screen.
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A groove or flange designed to hold a beveled edge, as of a gem.
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The sloping edge or face on a cutting tool.
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The oblique side or face of a cut gem; especially the upper faceted portion of a brilliant (diamond), which projects from its setting.
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The frame around a display screen.
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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.

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A slanting surface or bevel on the edge of a cutting tool, such as a chisel.
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The upper, faceted portion of a cut gem, above the girdle and below the table.
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A groove or flange designed to hold a beveled edge, as of a gem.
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A ring that secures the crystal of a watch or chronometer, often rotatable and marked so as to allow timekeeping functions.
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A sloping surface, as the cutting edge of a chisel.
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The groove and flange holding a gem, watch crystal, etc. in place.
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A rotatable rim on a watch or clock, that can be moved to indicate certain kinds of data.

An elapsed-time bezel.

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The rim and flange which encompasses and fastens a jewel or other object, such as the crystal of a watch, in the cavity in which it is set; the collet.
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The panel that covers the front of a computer case, or the panel covering each drive bay that can be removed to install a removable drive that requires external access, such as a CD/DVD-ROM drive, which usually has its own preinstalled bezel.
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A slanting surface or bevel on the edge of a cutting tool, such as a chisel.
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The slanting faces of the upper part of a cut gem, esp. a brilliant; also, this part of a gem.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of bezel - bezil

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bezel
Plural:
bezels

Origin of bezel

  • Probably French dialectal French biseau from bis two times from Latin dwo- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Probably French dialectal French biseau from bis two times from Latin dwo- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From old French dialect biseau (“sloping edge”), variation on bijou (“jewel”), itself probably from Breton bisou, bizou (“ring worn on the finger”), from biz (“finger”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Unrelated to similar bevel, which is of distinct French origin.

    From Wiktionary