Bevel
Bevel Bev"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beveled} (?) or {Bevelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beveling} or {Bevelling}.] To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bevel — Bev el, a. 1. Having the slant of a bevel; slanting. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Morally distorted; not upright. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] I may be straight, though they themselves be bevel. Shak. [1913 Webster] {A bevel angle}, any angle other than… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bevel — Bev el, n. [C. F. biveau, earlier buveau, Sp. baivel; of unknown origin. Cf. {Bevile}.] 1. Any angle other than a right angle; the angle which one surface makes with another when they are not at right angles; the slant or inclination of such… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bevel — Bevel …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bevel — ► NOUN 1) (in carpentry) a surface or edge which slopes away from a horizontal or vertical surface. 2) (also bevel square) a tool for marking angles in carpentry and stonework. ► VERB (bevelled, bevelling; US beveled, beveling) ▪ …   English terms dictionary

  • Bevel — Bev el, v. i. To deviate or incline from an angle of 90[deg], as a surface; to slant. [1913 Webster] Their houses are very ill built, the walls bevel. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bevel — [bev′əl] n. [prob. < OFr * baivel, dim. < baif, gaping: see BAY2] 1. a tool consisting of a rule with a movable arm, used in measuring or marking angles and in fixing surfaces at an angle: also bevel square 2. an angle other than a right… …   English World dictionary

  • bevel — (adj.) 1560s, possibly from O.Fr. *baivel (Mod.Fr. béveau, biveau), possibly from bayer to gape, yawn, from L. *batare to yawn, gape, from L. root *bat , possibly imitative of yawning. If so, the time gap is puzzling. The verb is first recorded… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bevel — A beveled edge refers to an edge of a structure that is not perpendicular (but instead often at 45 degrees) to the faces of the piece. The words bevel and chamfer overlap in usage; in general usage they are often interchanged, while in technical… …   Wikipedia

  • bevel — beveler; esp. Brit., beveller, n. /bev euhl/, n., v., beveled, beveling or (esp. Brit.) bevelled, bevelling, adj. n. 1. the inclination that one line or surface makes with another when not at right angles. 2. a surface that does not form a right… …   Universalium

  • bevel — n. & v. n. 1 a slope from the horizontal or vertical in carpentry and stonework; a sloping surface or edge. 2 (in full bevel square) a tool for marking angles in carpentry and stonework. v. (bevelled, bevelling; US beveled, beveling) 1 tr. reduce …   Useful english dictionary

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