Meaning of BEVEL in English

BEVEL

[bev.el] adj (ca. 1600): oblique, beveled

[2]bevel n [(assumed) MF, fr. OF baif with open mouth, fr. baer to yawn--more at abeyance] (1610) 1: an instrument consisting of two rules or arms jointed together and opening to any angle for drawing angles or adjusting surfaces to be cut at an angle

2. a: the angle that one surface or line makes with another when they are not at right angles b: the slant of such a surface or line

3: the part of printing type extending from face to shoulder [3]bevel vb -eled or -elled ; -el.ing or -el.ling vt (1677): to cut or shape to a bevel ~ vi: incline, slant

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