Definitions for bezelˈbɛz əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the diagonal face at the end of the blade of a chisel.
Category: Building Trades
Ref: crown (def. 17). 27
a grooved ring or rim holding a gem, watch crystal, etc., in its setting.
Origin of bezel:
a sloping edge on a cutting tool
The sloping edge or face on a cutting tool
The oblique side or face of a cut gem; especially the upper faceted portion of a brilliant (diamond), which projects from its setting
The rim and flange which encompasses and fastens a jewel or other object, such as the crystal of a watch, in the cavity in which it is set; the collet.
The panel that covers the front of a computer case, or the panel covering each drive bay that can be removed to install a removable drive that requires external access, such as a CD/DVD-ROM drive, which usually has its own preinstalled bezel.
Origin: From old dialect biseau, variation on bijou, itself probably from bisou, bizou, from biz.
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