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bezel the slanted or beveled edge of a cutting tool such as a chisel. [2 definitions]
bezique a card game similar to pinochle but using two of each card higher than a six.
B-girl a woman employed by a drinking establishment to act as a companion for male customers and entice them to buy expensive drinks.
bhai a term of respect among Hindus meaning "brother."
bhairavi a type of Indian classical raga, often performed at the end of a musical presentation.
bhang the hemp plant of India. [2 definitions]
B horizon the subsoil in a geologic soil profile, bearing a concentration of material leached from the topsoil.
Bhutan an Asian country in the Himalayas, between India and China.
Bi symbol of the chemical element bismuth.
bi- two; both. [3 definitions]
Biafra from 1967 to 1970, a secessionist state in Nigeria.
biangular having two angles.
biannual done or occurring twice a year; semiannual.
bias an inclination or preference that influences judgment; prejudice. [8 definitions]
biathlon an athletic competition combining cross-country skiing and sharpshooting events.
biaxial having two axes.
bib a piece of cloth tied under the chin and worn esp. by babies to protect the clothing during a meal. [2 definitions]
bib and tucker (informal) clothing, esp. one's best garment or outfit.
Bibb lettuce a variety of lettuce with a small round head of loose, tender, dark green leaves.
bibcock a faucet with a downward-bent nozzle.
bibelot a small curio or trinket, usu. kept or displayed as a decorative object.