• WordNet 3.6
    • n bezel a sloping edge on a cutting tool
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bezel bĕz"ĕl The rim which encompasses and fastens a jewel or other object, as the crystal of a watch, in the cavity in which it is set.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bezel The slope at the edge of a cutting-tool, as a chisel or plane. It is generally single, but sometimes double.
    • n bezel The oblique side or face of a gem; specifically, one of four similarly situated four-sided facets on the top or crown of a brilliant, which are sometimes called templets. See cut under brilliant. Bezel is also sometimes used to denote the space between the table and the girdle, that is, the “crown,” with the exception of the table.
    • n bezel In jewelry: That part of the setting of a precious stone which incloses it and by which it is held in place.
    • n bezel A flat surface of gold engraved with any device to serve as a seal, when a stone is not used. See chaton.
    • n bezel In watch-making, the grooved flange or rim in which the crystal of a watch is set.
    • bezel To grind to an edge; cut to a sloping edge; bevel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bezel bez′l the part of the setting of a precious stone which encloses it: the oblique side or face of a cut gem: the grooved flange or rim in which a watch-glass is set: the slope at the edge of a chisel or plane (usually Bas′il).
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From an old form of F. biseau, sloping edge, prob. fr. L. bis, double. See Bi-
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From an O. Fr. word represented by mod. Fr. biseau; its ult. origin uncertain.


In literature:

On its bezel was engraved the cartouche of 'Peroa, beloved of Ra.
"The Ancient Allan" by H. Rider Haggard
The bezel was movable, and turned upon a pivot.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
The bezel of his ring laid open Warrington's forehead.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
For soft wood, the cutting angle (or bevel, or bezel) of chisels, gouges and plane-irons, is small, even as low as 20 deg.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
It had been in the bezel of a revolving ring.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
The bezel was turned inward and, contained within the bezel, glittered the blue diamond.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
Rings came into fashion with Amen-hotep IIIrd and died out under Rameses IInd, the last king whose name we find on a bezel.
"Scarabs" by Isaac Myer
Himself he had wrought the circle of gold, had closed the bezel around the gem and engraved the stone.
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius
On the bezel it bears the two initials M.H.
"Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places" by Frederick William Fairholt
They abound upon small objects, such as cylinders, engraved stones, cones, scarabaei, the bezels of rings, terra-cotta tablets and statuettes.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot

In news:

Barco has begun shipping its new NSL-4601 professional grade, narrow- bezel 46-inch LCD display with WXGA resolution.
The bezel width is less than 2.4 mm along the right and bottom.
NEC Display Solutions is now shipping an update to its X461UN ultra­narrow- bezel display.
The ES9000 has a unique rose gold-colored bezel that distinguishes itself from the black, silver, and clear materials used in most HDTVs .
The Ford Edge – Media Hub BT4T-14F014-AD is a simple and small module comprised of the main PCB and a plastic enclosure/bezel.
Having developed a click wheel for Apple and more recently a rotating bezel to control Nest, is he sad to see such an interface ditched from recent iPods in favour of touchscreens.
The VOJ370F and the VOJ320F are the first of the company's exclusive decor-colored Java product line, with colored bezel and stand treatments that integrate with contemporary styled homes.
Coby's LED 2916 ($230 suggested retail) is one of three "16 Series" LED LCD TV models with a new ultra-thin bezel design.
Coby Electronics introduced three TVs in its "16 Series" of LED TVs, featuring the brand's thinnest bezel designs to date.
These stick-on adhesives come in thousands of different designs and cover the front bezel and back panel of your tablet.
Little work had to be done around the taillight bezels which we were certain was going to be a nightmare.
Beautiful bezel set 4.82ct cabochon blue sapphire set in 14kt white gold, surrounded by 0.86cttw baguette cut diamonds and round.
The recent arrival of narrow-bezel LCD monitors from Eizo Nano and Sony Electronics earned awe and envy at eWEEK Labs.
Now you can remove the stock bezel and pull the radio out from under the dash.
Notice the yellowing of the stock bezel and the cutting that was done to fit the old radio and tape player.