plural -s
: a horned anvil
especially : a cooper's anvil used in clinching nails or rivets

Word History


by folk etymology from earlier bickern, from bycorne, from Middle French bigorne, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin bicornia, from Latin bicornis with two horns

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“Beckiron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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