Definitions

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  • n. An anvil with two projecting taper ends.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An anvil ending in a beak or point (orig. in two beaks); also, the beak or horn itself.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An anvil with two projecting, tapering ends; hence, one such end; a beak-iron.
  • n. Medieval milit., a name for the martel-de-fer, in allusion to its double head, of which one side was made pointed and the other blunt; any similar double-headed weapon or tool.
  • n. Any iron implement ending in a beak: as if a contracted form of beak-iron (which see).
  • n. Also beckern.

Etymologies

From Middle French bigorne. (Wiktionary)

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