bezel

Definitions:

  • A slanting surface or bevel on the edge of a cutting tool, such as a chisel.
  • The upper, faceted portion of a cut gem, above the girdle and below the table.
  • None
  • A groove or flange designed to hold a beveled edge, as of a gem.
  • A ring that secures the crystal of a watch or chronometer, often rotatable and marked so as to allow timekeeping functions.
  • The plastic frame around the screen of a television or monitor.
  • To grind to an edge; cut to a sloping edge; bevel.
  • The slope at the edge of a cutting-tool, as a chisel or plane. It is generally single, but sometimes double.
  • 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 <internalXref urlencoded="templets">templets</internalXref>. See cut under <internalXref urlencoded="brilliant">brilliant</internalXref>.
  • In <em>jewelry</em>: That part of the setting of a precious stone which incloses it and by which it is held in place.
  • A flat surface of gold engraved with any device to serve as a seal, when a stone is not used. See <internalXref urlencoded="chaton">chaton</internalXref>.
  • In <em>watch-making</em>, the grooved flange or rim in which the crystal of a watch is set.
  • 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.
  • The <xref>sloping</xref> <xref>edge</xref> or <xref>face</xref> on a cutting tool
  • The <xref>oblique</xref> side or face of a cut gem; especially the upper faceted portion of a <xref>brilliant</xref> (diamond), which projects from its <xref>setting</xref>
  • The <xref>rim</xref> and <xref>flange</xref> which encompasses and fastens a <xref>jewel</xref> or other object, such as the crystal of a watch, in the cavity in which it is set; the <xref>collet</xref>.
  • The <xref>panel</xref> that covers the front of a computer case, or the panel covering each drive bay that can be removed to install a removable drive that requires external access, such as a CD/DVD-ROM drive, which usually has its own preinstalled bezel.
  • a sloping edge on a cutting tool
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