a. The stationary serrated jaw piece or plate of a safety clamp, adjustable pipe wrench, or jaw-type rock crusher. Also sometimes incorrectly used as a syn. for drive hammer. Also called anvil block; anvil heel; anvil jaw; heel. Long
b. An iron block placed between a stamp-mill mortar box and the foundation block; generally used in light mortars and concrete foundations. Fay
c. In drop forging, the base of the hammer into which the sow block and lower die part are set. ASM, 1
d. A block of steel upon which metal is forged. ASM, 1
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