Awl-shaped
Awl-shaped Awl"-shaped` ([add]l"sh[=a]pt`), a. 1. Shaped like an awl. [1913 Webster]

2. (Nat. Hist.) Subulate. See {Subulate}. --Gray. [1913 Webster]


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  • awl-shaped — [ôlshāpt΄] adj. Bot. shaped like an awl …   English World dictionary

  • awl-shaped — adjective shaped like an awl • Similar to: ↑formed * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : shaped like an awl; specifically : linear and tapering to a fine point an awl shaped onion leaf * * * /awl shaypt /, adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • awl-shaped — /awl shaypt /, adj. 1. having the shape of an awl. 2. subulate (def. 2). [1755 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Awl — ([add]l), n. [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • awl — noun /ɔːl/ 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,… …   Wiktionary

  • brad awl — Awl Awl ([add]l), n. [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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saddler's awl — Awl Awl ([add]l), n. [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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shoemaker's awl — Awl Awl ([add]l), n. [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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subulate — awl shaped …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • subulate — awl shaped Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

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