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The angle between one line or surface and another line or surface, or the horizontal, when this angle is not a right angle.
A sloping surface or line.
An instrument composed of two rules joined together, opening to any angle, which is used to draw angles and measure and lay off bevels.
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A sloped or canted surface resembling a splay or other chamfer, where the sides are sloped for the purpose of enlarging or reducing them.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
1. The angle which one surface of a body makes with another surface when they are not at right angles.
2. See door bevel.
3. See lock bevel
4. A bevelsquare.
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