bezel

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Etymology[edit]

From old French dialect biseau ‎(sloping edge), variation on bijou ‎(jewel), itself probably from Breton bisou, bizou ‎(ring worn on the finger), from biz ‎(finger).

Unrelated to similar bevel, which is of distinct French origin.

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bezel ‎(plural bezels)

  1. The sloping edge or face on a cutting tool
  2. The oblique side or face of a cut gem; especially the upper faceted portion of a brilliant (diamond), which projects from its setting
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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