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tool used to create a hole, usually in some hard substance, by its rotary or hammering action. Many different tools make up the drill family. The awl is a pointed instrument used for piercing small holes.
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A point tool with a short wooden handle used to mark surfaces and to make small holes, as in leather or wood.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A pointed tool used for piercing holes in thin wood, hardboard, etc.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
a pointed hand tool with a fluted blade used for piercing wood, leather, etc.
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005