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an·vil

 (ăn′vĭl)
n.
1.
a. A heavy block of iron or steel with a smooth, flat top on which metals are shaped by hammering.
b. Something resembling an anvil, as in shape or function.
2. The fixed jaw in a set of calipers against which an object to be measured is placed.
3. Anatomy See incus.

[Middle English anfilt, from Old English; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]
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anvil

(ˈænvɪl)
n
1. (Metallurgy) a heavy iron or steel block on which metals are hammered during forging
2. any part having a similar shape or function, such as the lower part of a telegraph key
3. (Mechanical Engineering) the fixed jaw of a measurement device against which the piece to be measured is held
4. (Anatomy) anatomy the nontechnical name for incus
[Old English anfealt; related to Old High German anafalz, Middle Dutch anvilte; see on, felt2]
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an•vil

(ˈæn vɪl)

n.
1. a heavy iron block with a smooth face, frequently of steel, on which heated metals are hammered into desired shapes.
2. anything having a similar form or use.
3. the fixed jaw in certain measuring instruments.
4. incus.
[before 900; Middle English anvelt, anfelt, Old English anfilt(e), anfealt, c. Middle Dutch anvilte, Old High German anafalz. See on, felt2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anvil - a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammeringanvil - a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
smithy, forge - a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
2.anvil - the ossicle between the malleus and the stapesanvil - the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes
auditory ossicle - ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear
middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum - the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
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Translations
سِنْدان
kovadlina
ambolt
alasi
alasin
enclumeincus
üllõ
steîji
incus
priekalas
lakta
nákova
бабка

anvil

[ˈænvɪl] Nyunque m
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anvil

[ˈænvɪl] nenclume f
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anvil

nAmboss m (also Anat)
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anvil

[ˈænvɪl] nincudine f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

anvil

(ˈӕnvil) noun
a block, usually of iron, on which metal objects (eg horse-shoes) are hammered into shape. the blacksmith's anvil.
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