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bevel

[ bev-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF bevel

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEVEL

This will necessitate the use of the bevel in laying off the shoulders of the tenons.

It will be necessary to have a bevel square to use in marking off the slopes and for testing them.

A bevel square will be needed for testing these beveled ends.

The bevel of the ends of the shelves will be the same as for the ends of the side pieces.

First square up all the posts and bevel them at the tops as shown.

The stones are without any bevel or ornamentation of any kind.

The chisel should have the bevel all on one side, like those used by carpenters.

Then place it in the vise, and bevel one end and round the other as shown in the drawing.

The Bevel is in reality a try-square which can be adjusted to any desired angle.

Care must be taken to keep the iron perfectly flat or a bevel will be formed.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, possibly from Old French *baivel (Modern French béveau, biveau), possibly from bayer "to gape, yawn," from Latin *batare "to yawn, gape," from Latin root *bat-, possibly imitative of yawning. If so, the time gap is puzzling. The verb is first recorded 1670s. The noun is 1670s, from the adjective.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BEVEL

slant

verbangle off, slope
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