Dictionary » A » Awl

Awl

Awl

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, saddlers awl, shoemakers awl, etc.

Origin: oe. Aul, awel, al, as. L, awel; akin to Icel. Alr, OHG. Ala, g. Ahle, lith. Yla, Skr. Ara.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,251 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link