• An edge that is canted, one that is not a 90-degree angle; a chamfer.
  • An instrument consisting of two rules or arms, jointed together at one end, and opening to any angle, for adjusting the surfaces of work to the same or a given inclination; a bevel square.
  • A die used for cheating, having some sides slightly rounded instead of flat.



  • Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.
  • Morally distorted; not upright.


  • From an Old French diminutive of baïf, from baer, from Medieval Latin *badāre, present active infinitive of bado, probably of imitative origin. Related to Italian badare.

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