bradawl

noun
brad·​awl | \ ˈbrad-ˌȯl How to pronounce bradawl (audio) \

Definition of bradawl

: 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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First Known Use of bradawl

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Bradawl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bradawl. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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