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Definition of anvil noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

anvil

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈænvɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈænvɪl//
 
 
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an iron block on which a blacksmith puts hot pieces of metal before shaping them with a hammer Word Origin Old English anfilte, from the Germanic base of on + a verbal stem meaning ‘beat’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: anvil