• Firmer-Gouge Outside Bevel.  Inside Bevel Gouge
    Firmer-Gouge Outside Bevel. Inside Bevel Gouge
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bevel cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel "bevel the surface"
    • n bevel a hand tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size
    • n bevel two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bevel 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.
    • Bevel 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.
    • Bevel Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.
    • Bevel Hence: Morally distorted; not upright. "I may be straight, though they themselves be bevel ."
    • v. t Bevel To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of.
    • v. i Bevel To deviate or incline from an angle of 90°, as a surface; to slant. "Their houses are very ill built, the walls bevel ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bevel The obliquity or inclination of a particular surface of a solid body to another surface of the same body; the angle contained by two adjacent sides of anything, as of a timber used in ship-building. When this angle is acute it is called an under bevel (or beveling), and when obtuse a standing bevel.
    • n bevel An instrument used by mechanics for drawing angles and for adjusting the abutting surfaces of work to the same inclination. It consists of two limbs jointed together, one called the stock or handle and the other the blade; the latter is movable on a pivot at the joint, and can be adjusted so as to include any angle between it and the stock. The blade is often curved on the edge to suit the sweep of an arch or vault. See bevel-square.
    • n bevel A piece of type-metal nearly type-high, with a beveled edge, used by stereotypers to form the flange on the sides of the plates.
    • n bevel Same as bevel-angle.
    • n bevel In heraldry, an angular break in any right line.
    • bevel Having the form of a bevel; aslant; sloping; out of the perpendicular; not upright: used figuratively by Shakspere.
    • bevel To cut to a bevel-angle: as, to bevel a piece of wood.
    • bevel To incline toward a point or from a direct line; slant or incline off to a bevel-angle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bevel bev′el a slant or inclination of a surface: an instrument opening like a pair of compasses, and adjustable for measuring angles
    • adj Bevel having the form of a bevel: slanting
    • v.t Bevel to form with a bevel or slant:—pr.p. bev′elling; pa.p. bev′elled
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
C. F. biveau, earlier buveau, Sp. baivel,; of unknown origin. Cf. Bevile


In literature:

Cloth bevelled, gilt edges, 5/-.
"The Girls of St. Olave's" by Mabel Mackintosh
One elegant 12mo volume, cloth, gilt, bevelled boards.
"Christmas Eve and Christmas Day" by Edward E. Hale
Styles in Beveled Edge.
"Harper's Round Table, April 30, 1895" by Various
Blade is double beveled and engraved "Rodgers/Cutlers to Her Majesty," which indicates that the piece is Victorian.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
A third central capstan, fitted forward of the windlass, is connected to the upright worm shaft by a horizontal shaft and bevel wheels.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
With red lines, bevelled boards, and gilt edges, $2.50.
"Ticknor and Company Book Catalog (1887)" by Ticknor and Company
But there is one who lends dignity of the real bevel-edged type to Minetta Lane, and that man is Hank Anderson.
"Last Words" by Stephen Crane
This shaft is driven by a spline and bevel gearing and is supported by a threaded feed-nut, carried in the lower bearing.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
The bottom is usually a thin slip of deal, on which are glued two strips of cork, bevelled off towards the edges, with a slightly curved face.
"British Butterfiles" by W. S. Coleman
Large crown 8vo, cloth, bevelled boards, 5s.
"Left on the Prairie" by M. B. Cox
All boards should be beveled on the sides, leaving the edges thin, round and smooth.
"Science of Trapping" by Elmer Harry Kreps
Now place the beveled end of the short lath in the slot of the long lath and the trap is set.
"Deadfalls and Snares" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
When boards are made of one-half-inch material, they should be beveled down to one-eighth of an inch at the edges.
"The Accomplished Muskrat Trapper" by A. E. (Arno Erdman) Schmidt
In heraldry, a bevel is an angular break in a line.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
A general rule for the length of bevel on knives is two and one-half times the thickness of the knife.
"Paper-Cutting Machines" by Niel, Jr., Gray
In large crown 8vo, cloth gilt, bevelled boards, price 5s.
"The Torn Bible" by Alice Somerton
Quickly the bevelled notch in the one side was cut, followed in similar fashion on the other.
"In the Van; or, The Builders" by John Price-Brown
For its centre it had a square of looking-glass with beveled edges, and it had many little cupboards and shelves and pillars.
"The Little Vanities of Mrs. Whittaker" by John Strange Winter
Full gilt elegant, bevelled boards, gilt edges, in box.
"How to be Happy Though Married" by Edward John Hardy
He soon invented a machine for bevelling hoop-rings, and made five thousand dollars the first year from its use.
"Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous" by Sarah K. Bolton

In news:

The sharp bevel and serrated edge make it surprisingly capable when it comes to cutting sod or even chopping roots.
The French Colonial Lantern features 12 glass panels, all tempered and beveled.
Plus Five Tools, Mystery Bevel.
Solid ribbed cast-iron table with heavy-duty one-piece trunnion and 0-45° right tilting action for bevel cuts.
Which Beveling Method Is Best for You.
Raennah Morgan, Isaiah Ratcliffe and Natalie Novotny read by flashlight in Brandie Bevel's Kindergarten class at Harvey Swanson Elementary on Monday during a power outage.
Dimensions are 2 ¼" long by beveled 3/8" high.
Urban Marble vinyl tile with ceramic finish, urethane coating, and beveled edges by Amtico International, 800-268-4260.
Vitrosep SRL will feature a centralized system for cleaning the water of edging, beveling and other glass processing equipment.
Vinyl cladding once hid the original beveled wood siding on this American foursquare.
The beveled edges let you introduce a whole new look to your floors - the classic grid.
They feature internal bevels to cushion the hose while providing full range of motion.
To saw the bevel, I set the saw blade at 15 degrees and raise it 1-1/2 in.
I use a scrap board to test the setting and adjust the rip fence so the beveled edge of the panel ends up slightly less than 1/4 in.
This permits the panel's beveled edge to fit snugly into the slot in the rails and stiles of my project.

In science:

The attenuation length of Surface Finishes (SF) quartz bar is measured to be 1.8 m, which is mainly attributable to its beveled edges.
The Cherenkov Correlated Timing Detector: Beam Test Results from Quartz and Acrylic Bars