A bradawl is an
awlwith a beveled point. The normal use of a bradawl is to make small indentations in wood in preparation for insertion of brads or screws, although it may be used for a variety of tasks requiring a sharp point. Its handle is made either of wood or plastic. Sometimes it is used to start a hole before it is drilled.
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bradawl — ► NOUN ▪ a tool for boring holes, resembling a screwdriver … English terms dictionary
bradawl — [bradôl΄] n. a straight awl with a chisel edge, used to make holes, as for brads … English World dictionary
bradawl — UK [ˈbrædɔːl] / US [ˈbrædˌɔl] noun [countable] Word forms bradawl : singular bradawl plural bradawls a tool with a sharp point, used for making holes in wood, leather, or cloth … English dictionary
bradawl — /ˈbrædɔl/ (say bradawl) noun Carpentry an awl for making small holes in wood for brads, etc … Australian English dictionary
bradawl — noun Date: 1823 an awl with chisel edge used to make holes for brads or screws … New Collegiate Dictionary
bradawl — /brad awl /, n. Carpentry. an awl for making small holes in wood for brads. See illus. under awl. [1815 25; BRAD + AWL] * * * … Universalium
bradawl — noun /ˈbrædɔːl/ An awl for making holes, especially in wood to take screws … Wiktionary
bradawl — brad|awl [ˈbrædo:l US o:l] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: brad + awl] especially BrE a small tool with a sharp point for making holes = ↑awl … Dictionary of contemporary English
bradawl — brad|awl [ bræd,ɔl ] noun count a tool with a sharp point, used for making holes in wood, leather, or cloth … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bradawl — n. sharp pointed tool for making small holes … English contemporary dictionary