bevel
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(pronounced BEH-vuhl)

Yet another word that can be used as a noun or a verb. When you bevel the edge of something – a piece of glass inset in a door, a stone slab on a counter, an acoustical tile in a grid ceiling, or a matte for a framed piece of artwork, etc. – then you eliminate the 90-degree angle of the sharp edge and replace it with a slanted surface. In the most simple of terms, you take the edges off. You could use the word in these ways: 1) This has a beveled edge; 2) I prefer a bevel on that edge; and 3) He used a bevel to create this edge. The latter is appropriate because a bevel is also the term used to describe the instrument that allows the drawing or cutting of an angle.

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