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awl

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noun \ˈȯl\

Simple Definition of awl

  • : a pointed tool that is used for marking surfaces or for making small holes in leather, wood, etc.

Full Definition of awl

  1. :  a pointed tool for marking surfaces or piercing small holes (as in leather or wood)

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Origin of awl

Middle English al, from Old English æl; akin to Old High German āla awl, Sanskrit ārā


First Known Use: before 12th century

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awl

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noun \ˈȯl\

Definition of awl

  1. :  a pointed tool for making small holes (as in leather or wood)




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