Meaning of ANVIL in English

ANVIL

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈan-vəl ]

noun

Etymology: Middle English anfilt, from Old English; akin to Old High German anafalz anvil; akin to Latin pellere to beat — more at felt

Date: before 12th century

1. : a heavy usually steel-faced iron block on which metal is shaped (as by hand hammering)

2. : incus

3. : the anvil-shaped top of a cumulonimbus

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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.