Meaning of anvil
Pronunciation: (an'vil), [key]
- a heavy iron block with a smooth face, frequently of steel, on which metals, usually heated until soft, are hammered into desired shapes.
- anything having a similar form or use.
- the fixed jaw in certain measuring instruments.
- Also calledincus (def. 2).
- a musical percussion instrument having steel bars that are struck with a wooden or metal beater.
- incus (def. 1).
- anvil (Thesaurus)