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

First Known Use of bradawl

1823, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bradawl

Dictionary Entries near bradawl

bractlet

bract-scale

brad

bradawl

Bradbury

braddisher

Braddock

Statistics for bradawl

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for bradawl

The first known use of bradawl was in 1823

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on bradawl

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with bradawl

Comments on bradawl

What made you want to look up bradawl? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having a desire to acquire more things

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!