Bickern

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bickern An anvil ending in a beak or point (orig. in two beaks); also, the beak or horn itself.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bickern An anvil with two projecting, tapering ends; hence, one such end; a beak-iron.
    • n bickern 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 bickern Any iron implement ending in a beak: as if a contracted form of beak-iron (which see).
    • n bickern Also beckern.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. bigorne,. See Bicorn