anfilt

n (-es/-) anvil

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  • Anvil — An vil, n. [OE. anvelt, anfelt, anefelt, AS. anfilt, onfilt; of uncertain origin; cf. OHG. anafalz, D. aanbeld.] 1. An iron block, usually with a steel face, upon which metals are hammered and shaped. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything resembling an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be on the anvil — Anvil An vil, n. [OE. anvelt, anfelt, anefelt, AS. anfilt, onfilt; of uncertain origin; cf. OHG. anafalz, D. aanbeld.] 1. An iron block, usually with a steel face, upon which metals are hammered and shaped. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything resembling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anvil — 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Anvil — An anvil is a manufacturing tool, made of a hard and massive block of stone or metal used as a support for chiseling and hammering other objects, such as in forging iron and steel items. HistoryAnvils have been used since early Bronze Age times… …   Wikipedia

  • Ambōß, der — Der Ámbōß, des es, plur. die e. 1) Eigentlich ein eisernes Werkzeug aller Schmiede und Metallarbeiter, die Metalle darauf zu schlagen und ihnen dadurch die verlangte Bildung zu geben. 2) In der Anatomie, wegen einiger Ähnlichkeit, ein Beinchen in …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • Kafiller, der — Der Kafíller, des s, plur. ut nom. sing. in der anständigen Sprechart einiger Gegenden, ein Nahme des Feldmeisters oder Abdeckers, welcher in der niedrigen Sprechart der Schinder genannt wird. Daher die Kafillerey, die Wohnung und das Amt des… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • pel- — I. pel 1 Pale. Derivatives include pallor, falcon, and poliomyelitis. 1. Suffixed variant form *pal wo . a. (i) fallow deer, from Old English fealu …   Universalium

  • anvil — /an vil/, n. 1. a heavy iron block with a smooth face, frequently of steel, on which metals, usually heated until soft, are hammered into desired shapes. 2. anything having a similar form or use. 3. the fixed jaw in certain measuring instruments …   Universalium

  • anvil — an|vil [ˈænvıl] n [: Old English; Origin: anfilt] a heavy iron block on which pieces of hot metal are shaped using a hammer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Amboß — Sm std. (8. Jh.), mhd. anebōz, ahd. anabōz, mndd. anebōt m./n. Stammwort Gebildet aus ahd. ana an und der Ableitung eines Verbs für schlagen g. * baut a Vst. in anord. bauta, ae. bēatan, ahd. bōzen Vsw., also eigentlich Anschlag; Stelle, an der… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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