: the taper end of an anvil

Word History


by folk etymology (influence of English iron) from earlier bickern, bycorne taper end of an anvil, anvil with two taper ends, modification of Middle French bigorne anvil with two taper ends, from Latin bicornia, neuter plural of bicornis

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“Bickiron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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