Bevel

Definition of Bevel

Bev´el
n.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.
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.
a.1.Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.
2.Hence: Morally distorted; not upright.
I may be straight, though they themselves be bevel.
- Shak.
A bevel angle
any angle other than one of 90°.
Bevel wheel
a cogwheel whose working face is oblique to the axis.
- Knight.
v. t.1.To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of.
[imp. & p. p. Beveled ( ) or Bevelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Beveling or Bevelling.]
v. i.1.To deviate or incline from an angle of 90°, as a surface; to slant.
Their houses are very ill built, the walls bevel.
- Swift.

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