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What is a chamfered edge?

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A chamfered edge is typically one that is both cut at a 45-degree angle and is beveled, meaning sloped. This type of edge can be seen on items like wooden tables and counters in homes and businesses, and it is part of some buildings' architectures, including cubic ones. Other items that may have chamfered edges include sidewalks, circuit boards, beams, posts and the outer cases of mobile devices.

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Chamfered edges have no sharp edges because they have been rounded. Some specific architectural examples include the Taj Mahal's base and street corners in Puerto Rico and Spain. The edges of the Apple iPhone 5 are a technological example.

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