The definition of an awl is a small tool with a sharp point that is used to punch holes in leather and wood.(noun)
A person using a tool to pierce holes in a belt is an example of a person using an awl.
See awl in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: earlier (16th c.) aule < ME alle < OE æl < IE base *əlā (> ON alr), *ēlā (> Sans āra)
See awl in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English aul
Origin: , probably blend of Old English ǽl
Origin: and Old English awel, fleshhook.
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