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Etymology

Old English æl, from Germanic *ælo. Cognate with German Ahle.

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Noun

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awl

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  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.

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