• (RP) IPA: /ɔːl/
  • (America) IPA: /ɔl/
  • (cot-caught, Canada) IPA: /ɑl/

awl (plural awls)

  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.
  2. (entomology) Any of various hesperiid butterflies.

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