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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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A stupid person; it refers to the lack of surface area on an individual's brain. The general thought is that the more surface area (wrinkles, creases, etc.) a brain has, the smarter the person is. Conversely, a person with a smooth brain (no wrinkles) has less surface area and would therefore be stupid.
That fucking smooth brain put his shirt on backwards again...

That smooth brain is dumber than a pile of shit.
by Tip Tank May 14, 2011
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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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Awl-Something a β€˜cool’ person uses to describe you. Aww. Incorrect spelling is a lifestyle, I don .... wif yall fake ppl, not here for sum unwanted opinion. Did I ask u for sum?
Emp trell- send sum
Madi- I don’t know... not feeling the best today
Emp trell- do it
Emp trell- Awl
by Contractkyu January 11, 2020
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