Definition of bevel :
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.
4. Hence: Morally distorted; not upright.
5. To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of.
6. To deviate or incline from an angle of 90¡, as a surface; to slant.
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- 50 1 Bevel- . - "Woodworking Tools 1600-1900", Peter C. Welsh.
- The bevel should be hollow ground slightly as then comparatively little metal need be removed when whetting. - "A Course In Wood Turning", Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers.
- 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", John Kerr Tiffany.