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a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes
"Truly, sir, all that I live by is with the awl... I am, indeed, sir, a surgeon to old shoes; when they are in great danger, I recover them."

Julius Caeser
by NewWorldSavage May 12, 2009
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The biggest tool of them all. Because it's the most useless tool in the toolbox.
"OMG, that guy was such an awl. He couldn't tell his ass from a hole in the ground."
by jj81 June 24, 2009
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