bevel Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
noun a hand tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size
verb cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel
- bevel the surface
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 bevelto the edge of a table or a stone slab; the bevelof a piece of timber.
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 aGwilt. bevel square.
Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.
Hence: Morally distorted; not upright.Poetic
I may be straight, though they themselves be bevel. Shak.
Bev"el transitive verb
To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of.
Bev"el intransitive verb
To deviate or incline from an angle of 90, as a surface; to slant.
Their houses are very ill built, the walls bevel. Swift.