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Bev"el (&unr_;), n. [C. F. biveau, earlier buveau, Sp. baivel; of unknown origin. Cf. Bevile.] 1. 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.
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2. 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. Gwilt.
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Bev"el, a. 1. Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.
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2. Hence: Morally distorted; not upright. [Poetic]
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I may be straight, though they themselves be bevel. Shak.
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A bevel angle, any angle other than one of 90°. -- Bevel wheel, a cogwheel whose working face is oblique to the axis. Knight.
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Bev"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beveled (&unr_;) or Bevelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Beveling or Bevelling.] To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of.
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Bev"el, v. i. To deviate or incline from an angle of 90°, as a surface; to slant.
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Their houses are very ill built, the walls bevel. Swift.
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