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bezel /ˈbɛzəl/ n
  1. the sloping face adjacent to the working edge of a cutting tool
  2. the upper oblique faces of a cut gem
  3. a grooved ring or part holding a gem, watch crystal, etc
  4. a retaining outer rim used in vehicle instruments, e.g. in tachometers and speedometers
  5. a small indicator light used in vehicle instrument panels
Etymology: 17th Century: probably from French biseau, perhaps from Latin bis twice



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