Meaning of BEVEL in English


n. & v.


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 (a square edge) to a sloping edge.

2 intr. slope at an angle; slant.

Phrases and idioms:

bevel gear a gear working another gear at an angle to it by means of bevel wheels. bevel wheel a toothed wheel whose working face is oblique to the axis.

Etymology: OF bevel (unrecorded) f. ba{iuml}f f. baer gape

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.