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Bickern

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Bi'ckern. n.s. [apparently corrupted from beakiron.] An iron ending in a point.

A blacksmith's anvil is sometimes made with a pike, or bickern, or beakiron, at one end. Moxon's Mechan. Exercises.

Sources: Moxon, Joseph (21)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Bickern." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 16, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2454.


  1. There is no entry for “beakiron.”

  2. Brandi on January 12th, 2011 at 5:32 am

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