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the inclination that one line or surface makes with another when not at right angles.
a surface that does not form a right angle with adjacent surfaces.
Compare chamfer.
(of a lock bolt) the oblique end that hits the strike plate.
(of a lock with a beveled bolt) the side facing in the same direction as the bevel at the end of the bolt.
Compare regular bevel, reverse bevel.
bevel square.
an adjustable instrument for drawing angles or adjusting the surface of work to a particular inclination.
Printing. beard (def 5).
to cut or slant at a bevel:
to bevel an edge to prevent splintering.
Also, beveled; especially British, bevelled. oblique; sloping; slanted.
Historical Examples

The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture Arthur Hayden
Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose
Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler


Also called cant. a surface that meets another at an angle other than a right angle Compare chamfer (sense 1)
(as modifier): a bevel edge, bevel square

verb -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
(intransitive) to be inclined; slope
(transitive) to cut a bevel on (a piece of timber, etc)


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