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English definition of “anvil”

anvil

noun [C] uk   /ˈæn.vɪl/ us  

anvil noun [C] (EQUIPMENT)

a heavy block of iron on which heated pieces of metal are made into a particular shape with a hammer

anvil noun [C] (BONE)

specialized anatomy one of the small bones of the ear
(Definition of anvil from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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