Brad awl
Brad awl Brad" awl` A straight awl with chisel edge, used to make holes for brads, etc. --Weale. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • brad|awl — «BRAD L», noun. an awl with a cutting edge for making small holes for brads …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • awl — [OE] The Old English form, æl, came from a hypothetical Germanic base *āl , which had a probable relative in Sanskrit ārā. The compound bradawl was formed in the 19th century using the term brad ‘thin flat nail’, which came originally from Old… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • awl — [OE] The Old English form, æl, came from a hypothetical Germanic base *āl , which had a probable relative in Sanskrit ārā. The compound bradawl was formed in the 19th century using the term brad ‘thin flat nail’, which came originally from Old… …   Word origins

  • 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

  • bradawl — /brad awl /, n. Carpentry. an awl for making small holes in wood for brads. See illus. under awl. [1815 25; BRAD + AWL] * * * …   Universalium

  • bradawl — brad|awl [ˈbrædo:l US o:l] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: brad + awl] especially BrE a small tool with a sharp point for making holes = ↑awl …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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