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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Awl \Awl\ ([add]l), noun [OE. aul, awel, al, AS. [=ae]l, awel; akin to Icel. alr, OHG. [=a]la, G. ahle, Lith. yla, Skr. [=a]r[=a].] 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

awl

noun

1: a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes


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