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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
Translations of “anvil”
in Spanish yunque…
in French enclume…
in German der Amboß…
in Chinese (Traditional) 設備, 鐵砧…
in Chinese (Simplified) 设备, 铁砧…
(Definition of anvil from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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