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 hammering) 2. incus 3. the anvil-shaped top of a cumulonimbus

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