brad·​awl ˈbrad-ˌȯl How to pronounce bradawl (audio)
: an awl with chisel edge used to make holes for brads or screws

Examples of bradawl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The raw materials for creating a spiral letterlock are simple enough: paper, a sharp blade, and some kind of small tool with a flat, thick point, such as a bradawl. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 10 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bradawl was in 1823

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“Bradawl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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