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 Dictionary entry overview: What does awl mean? 

AWL (noun)
  The noun AWL has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: AWL used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

AWL (noun)

Sense 1awl [BACK TO TOP]


A pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("awl" is a kind of...):

hand tool (a tool used with workers' hands)

Meronyms (parts of "awl"):

haft; helve (the handle of a weapon or tool)

point (sharp end)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "awl"):

bradawl; pricker (an awl for making small holes for brads or small screws)

scratch awl; scribe; scriber (a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut)

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