bevel square
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 surface; as, to give a bevel to the edge of a table or a stone slab; the bevel of a piece of timber. [1913 Webster]

2. 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; -- called also a {bevel square}. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bevel square — noun a hand tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size • Syn: ↑bevel • Hypernyms: ↑hand tool * * * noun see bevel II, 2 * * * an adjustable tool used by woodworkers for laying out angles… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bevel square — /ˈbɛvəl skwɛə/ (say bevuhl skwair) noun → bevel (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • bevel square — bev′el square n. bui a tool used by woodworkers for laying out angles and for testing the accuracy of surfaces worked to a slope • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • bevel square — an adjustable tool used by woodworkers for laying out angles and for testing the accuracy of surfaces worked to a slope. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 — ► 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′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 — 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

  • 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 —    The meeting of a line or surface with another at any angle other than 90°, or the angle at which they meet. Also, carving or cutting to make a bevel; a chamfer. It may also be an instrument which is formed by joining two rules as adjustable… …   Glossary of Art Terms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”