Awl vs. Icepick

By Jaxson

  • Awl (noun)

    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.

  • Awl (noun)

    Any of various hesperiid butterflies.

  • Icepick (noun)

    A pointed tool, rather like an awl, used for breaking ice.

  • Awl (noun)

    a small pointed tool used for piercing holes, especially in leather.

Oxford Dictionary

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