bickiron

noun
bick·​iron | \ ˈbi-kərn, -ˌkī-ərn \

Definition of bickiron

: the taper end of an anvil

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History and Etymology for bickiron

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bickiron. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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