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

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 27 Sep. 2022.

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