beckiron

noun

beck·​iron
ˈbek-ˌīrn,
-ˌī-ərn
plural -s
: a horned anvil
especially : a cooper's anvil used in clinching nails or rivets

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beckiron. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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