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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 awl /ˈɔl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Awl n.  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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    an instrument only referred to in connection with the custom of
    boring the ear of a slave (Ex. 21:6; Deut. 15:17), in token of
    his volunteering perpetual service when he might be free. (Comp.
    Ps. 40:6; Isa. 50:5).