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noun 
  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.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: els(nl)m
  • French: alíªne(fr)f
  • German: Ahle(de)f
  • Italian: punteruolo
  • Spanish: lezna
Etymology: Old English íl, from Germanic
  • ílo. Cognate with German Ahle.



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