Adjective "bevel" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A slope from the horizontal or vertical in carpentry and stonework; a sloping surface or edge.
  1. 'Push toward and diagonally across the sharp edge, maintaining the factory bevel.'
  2. 'You must cut the board at a 10-to 15-degree bevel so you can insert the groove over the last tongue and pivot the other edge of it into place without damaging the adjacent wall.'
  3. 'For a real contrast, the bevel can even be done in a different material altogether, such as wood strips or even thin strips of brass.'
  4. 'The cut side without the bevel and flange must rest on the wall molding.'
  5. 'Standard redwood patterns include: tongue & groove, bevel, rabbeted bevel, shiplap, channel shiplap and V shiplap.'
  6. 'Standard compound saws work like typical miter saws, but the motor and blade tip sideways, making them capable of cutting bevels.'
  7. 'Specifically, if the tip edge is catching, and your ski is tuned flat, it can be that the edge is too sharp up toward the tip, or you don't have enough edge bevel.'
  8. 'The older picture showed an aluminium-hued casing with rounded corners and a screen bevel sloping away to the edge of the unit.'
  9. 'Cut 45 degree bevels on the front corners of the molding, measuring carefully.'
  10. 'Measure carefully, taking into account the bevel on the bottom sash, and you should be able to trim the new sash to fit the old frame.'
  11. 'He states that early Chinese plane blades were sharpened with two bevels, the front bevel requiring a lower iron mounting angle.'
  12. 'Perhaps the simplest form of edging is to take a shovel and bevel and edge all around the garden.'
  13. 'Get the all angles side bevel tool for all the bevels you need in one handy tool.'


Reduce (a square edge on an object) to a sloping edge.
  1. 'The ejection port is beveled at both the front and rear, not just the side, to give adequate clearance to ejecting brass.'
  2. 'I broke the sharp corners and beveled the edges to make the slide stop more user-friendly.'
  3. 'Mirrors, which started out as simple and functional, became a hot trend in decorating when manufacturers added sandblasted and beveled characteristics.'
  4. 'In some railing designs, baluster ends are cambered or beveled for appearance.'
  5. 'Any end joints should also be beveled with a miter cut.'
  6. 'Shovels, spades, hoes, and trowels are usually sold with roughly beveled edges.'
  7. 'The quality and finish of the cooler is very good, the base is smooth and the edges are even bevelled nicely.'
  8. 'Planes are for removing very thin layers of wood, for trimming and smoothing, for straightening edges or beveling them, and even for adding a groove.'
  9. 'Its edges are beveled to prevent scuffing or damage when used on lawns or turf.'
  10. 'Each of these pieces is a plate-thin, gracefully curving slab of porcelain, about a foot wide and 3 feet long, with sharply beveled edges, resting horizontally on a squat wooden support.'

More definitions

1. the inclination that one line or surface makes with another when not at right angles.

2. a surface that does not form a right angle with adjacent surfaces.Compare chamfer.

3. (of a lock bolt) the oblique end that hits the strike plate.

4. (of a lock with a beveled bolt) the side facing in the same direction as the bevel at the end of the bolt.Compare regular bevel, reverse bevel.

5. bevel square.

6. an adjustable instrument for drawing angles or adjusting the surface

More examples(as adjective)

"gears can be bevel."

"rubbings can be bevel."

"products can be bevel."

"needles can be bevel."

"grindings can be bevel."

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Late 16th century (as an adjective in the sense ‘oblique’): from an Old French diminutive of baif ‘open-mouthed’, from baer ‘to gape’ (see bay).