Meaning of BEVEL in English

BEVEL

[ 'bɛv(ə)l ]

■ noun

1》 (in carpentry) a surface or edge which slopes away from a horizontal or vertical surface.

2》 (also ~ square ) a tool for marking angles in carpentry and stonework.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ling , ~led ; US ~s , ~ing , ~ed ) [usu. as adjective ~led ] cut a ~ on.

Origin

C16: from an OFr. dimin. of baif 'open-mouthed', from baer (see bay 3 ).

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