how to pronounce anvil


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An example use of anvil in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… which they drop an anvil onto a …”

meanings of anvil


  1. The non-moving surface of a micrometer against which the item to be measured is placed.
  2. A heavy iron block used in the blacksmithing trade as a surface upon which metal can be struck and shaped.
  3. An incus bone in the middle ear.
  4. A stone or other hard surface used by a bird for breaking the shells of snails.


  1. To fashion on an anvil (often used figuratively).

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