Definition of Awl

1. Noun. A pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes.

Specialized synonyms: Bradawl, Pricker, Scratch Awl, Scribe, Scriber
Terms within: Haft, Helve, Point
Generic synonyms: Hand Tool



Definition of Awl

1. n. A pointed instrument for piercing small holes, as in leather or wood; used by shoemakers, saddlers, cabinetmakers, etc. The blade is differently shaped and pointed for different uses, as in the brad awl, saddler's awl, shoemaker's awl, etc.

Definition of Awl

1. Noun. A pointed instrument for piercing small holes, as in leather or wood; used by shoemakers, saddlers, cabinetmakers, etc. The blade is differently shaped and pointed for different uses, as in the brad awl, saddler's awl, shoemaker's awl, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Awl

1. a pointed tool for making small holes [n -S]

Medical Definition of Awl

1. A pointed instrument for piercing small holes, as in leather or wood; used by shoemakers, saddlers, cabinetmakers, etc. The blade is differently shaped and pointed for different uses, as in the brad awl, saddler's awl, shoemaker's awl, etc. Origin: OE. Aul, awel, al, AS. L, awel; akin to Icel. Alr, OHG. Ala, G. Ahle, Lith. Yla, Skr. Ara. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Awl

awheels
awhile
awhirl
awing
awk
awkly
awkward
awkward squad
awkwarder
awkwardest
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awkwardness
awkwardnesses
awkwardnessful
awkweird
awl (current term)
awlbird
awlbirds
awless
awlessness
awllike
awls
awluz
awlwort
awlworts
awm
awmous
awmrie
awmries
awmry

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