noun. a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes.
- hand tool
- scratch awl
- aul (Middle English (1100-1500))
adjective. shaped like an awl.
Example sentences of the word awl
1. Noun, singular or mass
Don't put the awl in a hole near the center of the cover, but rather in one of the four corners of the grill.
2. Noun, plural
You'll need awl (a sharp spiked tool) or the bottom of a screwdriver to puncture a tiny hole in the sole of each shoe.