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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɔːl/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɔl/
- (cot–caught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ɑl/
- Rhymes: -ɔːl
- Homophones: all, I'll
awl (plural awls)
- 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.
- 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 149:
- He dressed himself in some old ragged clothes, and took a tame white bear, which he had, with him, as well as an awl, some pitch, and twine.
- (entomology) Any of various hesperiid butterflies.
- Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 40