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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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Sussex then opened with spinners Chawla and Rayner and the latter took the edge off Botha's day by ousting him lbw.
We've missed the Midlands National as it just took the edge off him last year when he ran in the Scottish National so we go with a fresh horse this year.
He also ran in a point-to-point ten days before the Thurles race last year, and that probably took the edge off him, but we've not done that this time.
That certainly took the edge off Johnson's fifth goal for the club and a win that takes Derby's recent points haul to ten from 12.
Dancers Steady and The Punisher looked super cool, but hearing them introduced in Brucie's best Queen's English took the edge off.
WARM, glowing lights of canal boats took the edge off the wintry chill as visitors flocked to Birmingham's Brindleyplace.
Took the edge off my ghostly legs and I liked the sheeny finish, but anyone wanting more of a tanned effect will be disappointed.
AARON WILBRAHAM'S equaliser took the edge off Blackpool's LDV Trophy celebrations and earned Stockport a vital point.
But it was a serious neck injury to Nottingham's Tom Woolrich that took the edge off the game.
SPENCER Works AC members were over the Severn Bridge for a match at Bullocks Farm, but overnight frost took the edge off sport.
But sometimes we won the league with four or five games to go and it took the edge off the last few weeks of the season.