bezel

The crimped edge of metal that secures the glass face to an instrument. A bezel can be either decorative or functional. Some bezels are threaded and secure switches and control buttons to the dash, console, or steering column.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Bezel — might refer to:*Jay Bezel, an American rapper *a , the rim which encompasses and fastens a jewel or other object in the cavity in which it is set …   Wikipedia

  • bezel — [bez′əl] n. [< MFr * besel (> Fr biseau) < ? OFr biais,BIAS] 1. a sloping surface, as the cutting edge of a chisel 2. the slanting faces of the upper part of a cut gem, esp. a brilliant; also, this part of a gem 3. a) the groove and… …   English World dictionary

  • Bezel — Bez el (b[e^]z [e^]l), n. [From an old form of F. biseau sloping edge, prob. fr. L. bis double. See {Bi }.] 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bezel — ● bezel nom masculin Facette en losange d un diamant taillé en brillant, alternant avec les coins …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bezel — (n.) 1610s, sloping edge, also groove in which a stone is set, from O.Fr. *besel (13c.; Mod.Fr. biseau), cognate with Sp. bisel; of uncertain origin, perhaps lit. a stone with two angles, from V.L. *bis alus, from bis twice + ala wing, side.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bezel — noun Etymology: probably from dialect form of French biseau bezel, from Middle French Date: 1611 1. a rim that holds a transparent covering (as on a watch, clock, or headlight) or that is rotatable and has special markings (as on a watch) 2. the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bezel — /bez euhl/, n. 1. Also, basil. the diagonal face at the end of the blade of a chisel, or the like, leading to the edge. 2. Jewelry. a. that part of a ring, bracelet, etc., to which gems are attached. b. crown (def. 27). 3. a grooved ring or rim… …   Universalium

  • bezel — noun /ˈbɛz.əl/ a) The sloping edge or face on a cutting tool b) The oblique side or face of a cut gem; especially the upper faceted portion of a brilliant (diamond), which projects from its setting …   Wiktionary

  • bezel — n. sloping edge of a blade; grooved rime that holds a precious stone or watch crystal in place …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bezel —    A bevel on the edge of a cutting tool, such as a chisel. Or, a thin wall or rim of metal that anchors a gemstone in place. Also see jewelry …   Glossary of Art Terms

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