bick-iron

bick-iron

[bik-ahy-ern, bik-ern]
noun
the tapered end of an anvil.

Origin:
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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