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A line at which a surface terminates.
See also: border, margin.


Etymology: ME, egge
1 a thin side or border.
2 the end of a surface, e.g., the edge of a cliff.


A margin or border.

bevel edge

A tooth edge produced by beveling.

cutting edge

An angled or sharpened edge for cutting, as an incisor tooth or the blade of a knife.

denture edge

The margin or border of a denture.

incisal edge

The sharpened edge of a tooth produced by occlusal wear; the labiolingual margin.


Line at which surface terminates.
See also: border, margin
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Hearts manager Jim Jefferies was forced to make five changes from last week's beaten side due to illness and injury and that certainly took the edge off their cohesion.
He suffered the serious knee injury against Bayern Munich that took the edge off his scoring talent.
A bogey at the last, however, took the edge off his day's work.
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A raucous group of shirtless guys spelling out ``G-W-Y-N-N'' on their chests took the edge off the poignant memory, and Gwynn returned to a game that fuels passion in his soul.
A tough encounter with Escartefigue at Chepstow, where she was beaten half a length, took the edge off her and she disappointed at the Cheltenham Festival and Aintree.
50 for each bag of popcorn, took the edge off the afternoon, but I am still glad we went.
Fears that he had shattered his leg took the edge off St Johnstone's first win of the season.
Said Williams: "The result took the edge off my goal.
The injury certainly took the edge off Gibbs' game on Saturday, but he said: "There was no way I was coming off, although handling and passing posed problems for me.
It took the edge off the pain, as did the asides from half-a-dozen members of staff who didn't know me from Adam.