(redirected from bezels)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.


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,
References in periodicals archive ?
This newly developed sliding system neatly combines the external with the internal bezel, transmitting the rotation of one bezel onto the other.
Matte Nero details are complemented by Satin Chrome door handles, tail lamp bezels and accents on the front and rear fascia.
1 mm (width of bezels between neighboring displays: 6.
The optional IP65/NEMA4X bezel provides water & dust protection for dirty or wet environments.
The FPM's design as a distinct module makes it easy for OEMs to customize Super DLTtape drive bezels by incorporating their own color requirements and branding options.
We've experienced significant customer adoption of the Clarity Matrix Video Wall System since we introduced it more than a year ago, and our next wave of innovation demanded larger, higher resolution video walls with even smaller bezels," said Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing.
jpg) leaked image of Nubia Z9 , it is very evident that the bezels present on the left and right side of the screen are extremely thin.
The 500 Ribelle is based on the 500 Pop model and will be available with red and black exterior trim (red on the roof, spoiler and mirror caps; black on the head- and tail-lamp bezels and wheels) over white, silver, grey or black exterior paint finishes.
This invaluable new inspection tool protects against costly damage when weight is transferred to the sensitive ultra-thin bezels of displays in video wall installations.
A second new entry is Valox EH7020HF, an improved version of a 20% mineral-reinforced PBT/PET blend already used in headlamp bezels.
Typically made of black plastic, instrument control panel (ICP) bezels are now available in a variety of colors, with almost limitless options for high-quality control panel graphics.
New LED TVs Offer Rich and Immersive Entertainment, Ultra-Thin Bezels for Larger Screen Sizes and an Even Broader Line-up of 3D and Smart TVs