beckiron

noun beck·iron \ˈbek-ˌīrn, -ˌī-ərn\

Definition of beckiron

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of beckiron

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


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