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1. the sloping face adjacent to the working edge of a cutting tool
2. a retaining outer rim used in vehicle instruments, eg in tachometers and speedometers
3. a small indicator light used in vehicle instrument panels


(design engineering)
A grooved rim used to hold a transparent glass or plastic window or lens for a meter, tuning dial, or some other indicating device.
A sloping face on a cutting tool.
The oblique face of a cut gem, between the table and the girdle.

bezel, basil

The bevel or sloping edge of a cutting tool, as an ax or chisel.


(1) The front cover on the case of a desktop or tower computer. Bezels are typically plastic but are occasionally metal.

Bezel on a Tower Case
In order to install or replace drives that require user access, the bezel is removed.

(2) The border around the screen of any TV, computer or mobile device. As electronics become more miniaturized, the bezel becomes thinner, and more screen area occupies the same overall frame. The ultimate goal is to have no bezel at all.

TV Bezels
Because bezels are increasingly thinner, this 40" TV was installed in the same vertical space as the 32" TV ten years earlier.

Less and Less Bezel
Smartphone such as this Galaxy Note 8 have less bezel than previous devices. The rounded edges seem to make the screen borderless at the sides. (Image courtesy of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.,
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