beckiron

noun
beck·​iron | \ ˈbek-ˌīrn, -ˌī-ərn \
plural -s

Definition of beckiron

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

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History and Etymology for beckiron

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 12 Aug. 2020.

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