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awl

awl

 (ôl)
n.
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.]

awl

(ɔːl)
n
(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]

awl

(ɔl)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.awl - a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holesawl - a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes
bradawl, pricker - an awl for making small holes for brads or small screws
haft, helve - the handle of a weapon or tool
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"
scratch awl, scriber, scribe - a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut
Translations
naskali
šilo
ár
šilo
syl

awl

[ɔːl] Nlezna f

awl

nAhle f, → Pfriem m

awl

[ɔːl] npunteruolo
References in classic literature ?
He was like one of those unreasoning but still highly useful, multum in parvo, Sheffield contrivances, assuming the exterior -- though a little swelled --of a common pocket knife; but containing, not only blades of various sizes, but also screw-drivers, cork-screws, tweezers, awls, pens, rulers, nail-filers, counter-sinkers.
I desired the queen's woman to save for me the combings of her majesty's hair, whereof in time I got a good quantity; and consulting with my friend the cabinet-maker, who had received general orders to do little jobs for me, I directed him to make two chair-frames, no larger than those I had in my box, and to bore little holes with a fine awl, round those parts where I designed the backs and seats; through these holes I wove the strongest hairs I could pick out, just after the manner of cane chairs in England.
He said in reply that they spoke the truth in every respect except as to the dagger, for it was not a dagger, nor little, but a burnished poniard sharper than an awl.
Others will upheave the blacksmith's hammer, or drive the plane over the carpenter's bench, or take the lapstone and the awl and learn the trade of shoemaking.
Some of these people, more provident and industrious than the rest, lay up a stock of dried salmon, and other fish, for winter: with these, they were ready to traffic with the travellers for any objects of utility in Indian life; giving a large quantity in exchange for an awl, a knife, or a fish-hook.
Stuart urged him to accompany them as guide, promising to reward him with a pistol with powder and ball, a knife, an awl, some blue beads, a blanket, and a looking-glass.
Mossy Oak is proud to continue its relationship with AWLS and the SCI Foundation.
A tongue from a shoe serves as a "palm" for pushing an awl.
The firefighters' biggest concern was that the fire would cross Granite Creek, which runs to the east of the school and, with the prevailing winds, the summer homes and the AWLS site would be in the direct path of the expanding fire.
Layers 1C 1B 1A 1-4 1-3 Tools Points 11 4 5 6 5 Needles 2 4 4 1 3 Awls 6 1 6 1 2 Polishers 1 1 -- -- 1 Other tools 2 2 -- -- 1 Ornamented items & personal ornaments Pendants 1 -- 2 1 2 Stripes--beads -- -- 2 -- -- Ornamented needle case -- 1 -- -- -- Ornamented bone fragments -- -- 2 -- 1 Varia Other pieces 5 2 2 -- 5