bick-iron

[ bik-ahy-ern, bik-ern ]

noun
  1. the tapered end of an anvil.

Origin of bick-iron

1
1660–70; alteration (by association with iron) of earlier bickern for bycorne two-horned anvil <Latin bicornis two-horned (see bicorn); meaning perhaps influenced by Middle French bigorne in same sense

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