1. a heavy iron or steel block on which metals are hammered during forging
2. the fixed jaw of a measurement device against which the piece to be measured is held
the nontechnical name for incus
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a stationary, supporting blacksmith’s tool, used in free manual forging. It is a massive cast steel piece with a polished working surface, usually secured to a wooden stand. Miniature anvils fastened to tables are used in instrument-making and watch production.
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The part of a machine that absorbs the energy delivered by a sharp force or blow.
The stationary end of a micrometer caliper.
A heavy wrought-iron, cast-iron, or steel block upon which metal is hammered in smith forging.
The base of the hammer, holding the die bed and lower die part in drop forging.
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The flat, spreading top of a Cb (cumulonimbus), often shaped like an anvil. Thunderstorm anvils may spread hundreds of miles (or kilometers) downwind from the thunderstorm. Sometimes, they may spread upwind, and are called back-sheared anvils
. Also called an anvil cloud
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ANVILA family of CADD/CAM software packages from MCS, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ (www.mcsaz.com). ANVIL products include 2D and 3D mechanical engineering systems for Windows. Founded in 1971, MCS was the first mechanical CAD company.
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