Definition of Bevel

1. Noun. Two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees.

Exact synonyms: Cant, Chamfer
Generic synonyms: Edge
Specialized synonyms: Splay
Derivative terms: Cant, Chamfer, Chamfer

2. Verb. Cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel. "Bevel the surface"
Exact synonyms: Chamfer
Generic synonyms: Cut
Specialized synonyms: Miter, Cone
Derivative terms: Chamfer

3. Noun. A hand tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size.
Exact synonyms: Bevel Square
Generic synonyms: Hand Tool

Definition of Bevel

1. n. Any angle other than a right angle; the angle which one surface makes with another when they are not at right angles; the slant or inclination of such surface; as, to give a bevel to the edge of a table or a stone slab; the bevel of a piece of timber.

2. a. Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.

3. v. t. To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of.

4. v. i. To deviate or incline from an angle of 90°, as a surface; to slant.

Definition of Bevel

1. Noun. An edge that is canted, one that is not a 90 degree angle. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To give a canted edge to a surface. ¹

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Definition of Bevel

1. to cut at an angle [v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS]

Medical Definition of Bevel

1. 1. A surface having a sloped or slanting edge. 2. The incline that one surface or line makes with another when not at right angles. 3. The edge of a cutting instrument. 4. To create a slanting edge on a body structure. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bevel

betz cell
beurre manié
beurre noisette
bevel (current term)
bevel gear
bevel gears
bevel square
bevelled anastomosis

Literary usage of Bevel

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1. Carpentry Made Easy, Or, The Science and Art of Framing, on a New and by William E. Bell (1859)
"The side bevel, therefore, is always greater than 45 degrees, and is obtained from the square by taking the length of the hip rafter on the blade, ..."

2. Text-book of Advanced Machine Work: Prepared for Students in Technical by Robert Henry Smith (1915)
"bevel GEARING 25. bevel gears are used to transmit rotary motion from one ... All parts of a bevel-gear tooth are assumed to converge at the apex where ..."

3. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"bevel Gear Parts bevel GEARS bevel Gears are used to transmit power when ... LAYING OUT bevel GEAR BLANKS IN laying out bevel gears, first decide upon the ..."

4. Practical Treatise on Gearing by Oscar James Beale (1920)
"CHAPTER X bevel Gear Blanks bevel Gears connect shafts whose axes meet when ... The teeth of bevel gears are are formed. formed about the ..."

5. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1912)
"In bevel gears, the axes intersect, the pitch cylinders becoming pitch cones, ... The cones will then look as in Fig., which shows a pair of bevel gears. ..."

6. The Operative Mechanic, and British Machinist: Being a Practical Display of by John Nicholson (1826)
"bevel geer.—We have already stated, that when the axes of wheels are angular to each other, they are called bevel geer, in order to distinguish them from ..."

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