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bick-iron

[bik-ahy-ern, bik-ern] /ˈbɪkˌaɪ ərn, ˈbɪk ərn/
noun
1.
the tapered end of an anvil.
Origin
1660-1670
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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