Definitions of bevel

  1. cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel; " bevel the surface"
  2. a hand tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size
  3. two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
  4. having the slant of a bevel; " a bevel edge"; " a cant buttress"
  5. 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.
  6. Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.
  7. Hence: Morally distorted; not upright.
  8. To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of.
  9. To deviate or incline from an angle of 90¡, as a surface; to slant.
  10. An instrument consisting of two rules or arms, jointed together at one end, and opening to any angle, for adjusting the surfaces of work to the same or a given inclination; - called also a bevel square.
  11. To cut to an angle other than a right angle; to give a sloping edge to; as, to bevel the edge of a table.
  12. To slant or incline.
  13. The angle that one line or surface makes with another when they are not perpendicular to each other; an instrument used for drawing angles.
  14. Aslant; oblique.
  15. Beveled.
  16. Beveling.
  17. A slant or inclimation of a surface: an instrument opening like a pair of compasses for measuring angles.
  18. Having the form of a bevel: slanting.
  19. To form with a bevel or slant:- pr. p bevelling; pa. p. bevelled. - BEVELGEAR ( mech.), wheels working on each other in different planes, the cogs of the wheels being bevelled or at oblique angles to the shafts.
  20. A slant or inclination not a right- angle; instrument for measuring angles.
  21. Having a bevel.
  22. To form with a bevel.
  23. To give a sloping edge to; have a sloping edge.
  24. Oblique; slanting; beveled.
  25. A sloping edge, or an instrument for measuring it, called a bevelsquare.
  26. Slant; having the form of a bevel.
  27. Among masons, carpenters, & c., an instrument, or kind of square, for taking angles, movable on a pivot, and capable of being set to any angle; a slant or inclination of a surface from a right line.
  28. To cut to a bevel angle.
  29. To slant, or incline off to a bevel edge. Bevel angle, either an obtuse or an acute angle.
  30. An instrument for drawing angles, consisting of two legs moving on a pivot; any slope or inclination.
  31. Angular; crooked.
  32. To slant to any angle less than a right- angle.

Usage examples for bevel

  1. 1295 represents a flat scraper, the two end edges A and the side edges along the bevel forming the cutting edges. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. The bevel of the edge should be from 30 to 60 degrees. – Laboratory Manual of Glass-Blowing by Francis C. Frary
  3. Bevel their ends to a slender taper. – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope
  4. For the present, with only a single instrument, the bevel square, we must be content to make our calculations exactly at midday, when the shadow points due south. – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  5. The mandibles are powerful, with bevelled tips and three or four teeth on the edge of the bevel – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  6. He put a side- weight on it, and here is the bevel mark of his hammer. – Captured by the Navajos by Charles A. Curtis
  7. The bevel should extend well around to the ends so that the cutting edge extends to each side. – A Course In Wood Turning by Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers
  8. The band is inscribed in white capitals, above, " Postage Due," below with the value in full letters, the whole on a tablet with vertically lined ground, with an irregular outline colorless line bordered by an extensive fine colored line, and a double rectangular frame, the interior formed by parallel, diagonal curved lines, and the exterior by vertical short lines at top and bottom, horizontal ones at sides, indicating a bevel – History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America by John Kerr Tiffany
  9. The end of the shaft has a gradual bevel where it meets the lateral face of the head. – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope
  10. The length of the bevel should equal about twice the thickness of the chisel at the point where it is sharpened. – A Course In Wood Turning by Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers
  11. Bevel gearin' inside, I guess. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  12. And he had to make a turn or two be cause H shows bevel gears of about same size so the post had to make same number of turns the worm made. – The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology by Don H. Berkebile
  13. The front end of the shaft has a bevel gear which is held by a coil spring behind the front bracket, just out of contact with a bevel gear pressed onto the upper end of the crankshaft. – The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology by Don H. Berkebile
  14. Too small even for a thirsty fawn To quench upon, I hold my crystal at one level There where you see the liquid bevel Break in silver and go free Singing to its destiny. – Lundy's Lane and Other Poems by Duncan Campbell Scott
  15. He usually praises his impersonations: Hamlet is " a noble heart," Brutus " the noblest Roman of them all"; and speaking directly he said of himself in a sonnet: " I am that I am, and they that level At my abuses reckon up their own; I may be straight though they themselves be bevel – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  16. By cutting the bevel of the stock only part way through the vines, it is possible to make a smaller scion unite on both sides. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  17. Briefly, the difference between this and the last is that whereas the table has usually one bevel on the upper and lower surfaces, the trap has one or more steps in the sloping parts, hence its name. – The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones by John Mastin
  18. Should any one feel desirous to test more minutely the effect produced by a bevel top bath, I would suggest to them to place a frame, so constructed as to hold three sixth size plates, and fit it to the top of the bath, and so arrange it with openings that the plates may be placed, one at the nearest point of the mercury, the second midway, and the third to the greatest distance, and by placing the plates over at one and the same time, the experimenter will be enabled to judge if there exists a difference in the developing. – American Handbook of the Daguerrotype by Samuel D. Humphrey