awl

noun \ ˈȯl \

Definition of awl

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

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Origin and Etymology of awl

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

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AWL Defined for English Language Learners

awl

noun

Definition of awl for English Language Learners

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


AWL Defined for Kids

awl

noun \ ˈȯl \

Definition of awl for Students

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


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