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awl
American English: /ɔl/
British English: /ɔːl/

Translation of awl in Spanish:

noun

  • Example sentences
    • Start your screw hole with an awl by tapping gently with a hammer or a soft-face mallet.
    • The awl cuts a tidy hole in the leather that will close up tight around the thread as it is sewn, leaving a watertight stitch.
    • Once the cabinets are marked lightly in pencil, use an awl or a center punch to create an indentation at the desired spot.

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