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A pointed tool for making holes, as in wood or leather.
[Middle English al, aul, from Old English æl; akin to German Ahle, awl, and Sanskrit ārā, goad, awl.]
(Tools) a pointed hand tool with a fluted blade used for piercing wood, leather, etc. See also bradawl
[Old English ǣl; related to Old Norse alr, Old High German āla, Dutch aal, Sanskrit ārā]
a pointed instrument for piercing small holes in leather, wood, etc.
[before 900; Middle English al, Old English al, eal, æl, c. Old Norse alr]
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|Noun||1.||awl - a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes|
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
point - sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"