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awl

noun \ˈl\

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

Full Definition of AWL

:  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

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, chock, ferrule, punch, tang
AWL Defined for Kids

awl

noun \ˈl\

Definition of AWL for Kids

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

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