Anvil : Definition

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Definitions of Anvil

Pronunciation : An"vil
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. anvelt, anfelt, anefelt, AS. anfilt, onfilt; of uncertain origin; cf. OHG. anafalz, D. aanbeld.]
Definition : 1. An iron block, usually with a steel face, upon which metals are hammered and shaped.

2. Anything resembling an anvil in shape or use. Specifically (Anat.),

Defn: the incus. See Incus. To be on the anvil, to be in a state of discussion, formation, or preparation, as when a scheme or measure is forming, but not matured. Swift.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : An"vil
Part of Speech : v. t.
Definition : Defn: To form or shape on an anvil; to hammer out; as, anviled armor. Beau. & Fl.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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