A bezel is that slanted edge on the tip of a chisel. Angled edges on cut gems like diamonds are also bezels. The grooved ring that holds the crystal of your watch in place is called a bezel, too.

Bezels can also hold gems in place. If you've got a ring with a stone in it, the stone is likely held by prongs or by a solid rim — a bezel — that runs around the entire edge of the stone. If a prong gets worn down or bent, the stone can slip out, so a bezel setting might be a better choice for you if you’re catching lots of fly balls or kneading dough with your ring hand.

Definitions of bezel
  1. noun
    a sloping edge on a cutting tool
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    type of:
    a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
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