Definition of bevel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbevl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbevl//
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  1. 1a sloping edge or surface, for example at the side of a picture frame or sheet of glass
  2. 2 a tool for making sloping edges on wood or stone
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent. (as an adjective in the sense ‘oblique’): from an Old French diminutive of baif ‘open-mouthed’, from baer ‘to gape’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bevel