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1. The angle or inclination of a line or surface that meets another at any angle but 90°.
2. Two rules joined together as adjustable arms used to measure or draw angles of any size or to fix a surface at an angle. Also called bevel square.
v. bev·eled, bev·el·ing, bev·els or bev·elled or bev·el·ling
To cut at an inclination that forms an angle other than a right angle: beveled the edges of the table.
To be inclined; slant.

[From Middle French *bevel, bevel square (source of Modern French biveau), from Old French *baivel, from diminutive of baif, open-mouthed, from baer, to gape, from Vulgar Latin *batāre, to yawn, gape; see bay2.]
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مَشْطوب، مَحْفوف، مائِل
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[ˈbɛvəld] (British) beveled [ˈbɛvəld] (US) adj [edge] → biseauté(e)
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(ˈbevəl) noun
a slanting edge (rather than a sharp corner). A chisel has a bevel on its cutting edge.
ˈbevelled adjective
bevelled glass.
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References in classic literature ?
"Well, I suppose it 'got in' through the bevelled edge of that glass thermometer in the window," he said wearily.
At the other end of the series we have the cells of the hive-bee, placed in a double layer: each cell, as is well known, is an hexagonal prism, with the basal edges of its six sides bevelled so as to join on to a pyramid, formed of three rhombs.
In a week or ten days Raffles was to write to me at the Richmond post-office, but for at least a week I should be "on my own." It was not an unpleasant sensation as I leant back in the comfortable hansom, and rather to one side, in order to have a good look at myself in the bevelled mirror that is almost as great an improvement in these vehicles as the rubber tires.