anvil definition

  • noun:
    • much block of iron or metallic with a smooth, flat top on which metals tend to be formed by hammering.
    • One thing resembling an anvil, such as shape or function.
    • The fixed jaw in a set of calipers against which an object is assessed is put.
    • Anatomy See incus.
    • much iron block used in the blacksmithing trade as a surface upon which metal may be hit and formed.
    • An incus bone inside internal ear.
    • An iron block, frequently with a steel face, where metals are hammered and formed.
    • any such thing resembling an anvil fit or use.
    • An iron block with a smooth face, usually of metal, by which metals tend to be hammered and formed.
    • Figuratively, everything where blows are hit.
    • In structure, one of the little bones regarding the ear, the incus (which see). See slices under ear and tympanic.
    • In firearms, the resisting cone, plate, or bar against which the fulminate in a metallic cartridge is exploded. Wilhelm, Mil. Dict.
    • Milit., a little pennon on end of a lance.
    • a heavy block of iron or metal on which hot metals tend to be shaped by hammering
    • the ossicle amongst the malleus and the stapes
    • huge block of iron or steel with a smooth, flat top where metals are shaped by hammering.
    • some thing resembling an anvil, as in shape or purpose.
    • The fixed jaw in a collection of calipers against which an object is calculated is put.
    • Anatomy See incus.
    • huge iron block found in the blacksmithing trade as a surface where metal could be hit and shaped.
    • An incus bone within the internal ear.
    • An iron block, often with a steel face, where metals tend to be hammered and shaped.
    • something resembling an anvil in shape or use.
    • An iron block with a smooth face, usually of metal, which metals are hammered and shaped.
    • Figuratively, anything which hits tend to be struck.
    • In physiology, one of many tiny bones associated with ear, the incus (which see). See cuts under ear and tympanic.
    • In guns, the resisting cone, dish, or club against that the fulminate in a metallic cartridge is exploded. Wilhelm, Mil. Dict.
    • Milit., a small pennon on end of a lance.
    • much block of iron or metal on which hot metals tend to be formed by hammering
    • the ossicle amongst the malleus therefore the stapes
  • verb-transitive:
    • to create or shape in an anvil; to hammer on.
    • To form or profile on an anvil; to hammer down.
  • others:
    • to create or contour on an anvil.
    • to create or shape on an anvil.

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