ETYM Old Eng. anvelt, anfelt, anefelt, AS. anfilt, onfilt; of uncertain origin; cf. Old High Germ. anafalz, Dutch aanbeld.
A heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering.
ETYM Latin, anvil.
The ossicle between the malleus and the stapes; SYN. anvil.
The middle bone of a chain of three small bones in the ear of a mammal — called also anvil — see ear illustration.