Definition of Scratch awl

1. Noun. A sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut.

Exact synonyms: Scribe, Scriber
Generic synonyms: Awl
Derivative terms: Scribe, Scribe

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scratch Awl

scratch along
scratch and sniff
scratch awl (current term)
scratch card
scratch cards
scratch made
scratch one's head
scratch out
scratch pad
scratch paper
scratch papers
scratch race
scratch reflex
scratch sheet
scratch someone's back
scratch team
scratch test

Literary usage of Scratch awl

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Jewelry Making and Design: An Illustrated Text Book for Teachers, Students by Augustus Foster Rose, Antonio Cirino (1917)
"... 162 Bench Brush Polishing Sticks Ring Clamp FIGURE 165 FIGURE 163 Burnisher Scraper scratch awl Center punch Draw plates may be had in various shapes; ..."

2. Modern Engineering Practice: Steam, Electricity, Mechanics by Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus, Ill American School (Chicago, American School (Chicago, Ill.) (1903)
"The scriber or scratch awl, Fig. 3, is made in many forms, but consists essentially of a cast-steel rod about 8 inches long and j3^ inch in diameter, ..."

3. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"If the scratch awl is lightly tapped with a hammer or mallet at each point thus taken, slight indentations are made on the metal; when the paper is removed, ..."

4. Annual Report by New Haven (Conn.). Board of Education (1883)
"Take piece 5 in. long, i% in. square, and form mortise in one end; take piece same size and form tenon at one end ; using rule, try square, scratch awl, ..."

5. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"... as "Scribing Awl," qv Scribing Awl.—A straight, sharp-pointed awl used for making lines on wood and metal; sometimes called a scratch-awl. Ax or Axe. ..."

6. Essentials of Sheet Metal Work and Pattern Drafting: An Elementary and by James Sharkey Daugherty (1918)
"Place the metal pattern upon the material, using a scratch awl, and scribe a line around the pattern. If the pattern is large, a weight should be placed ..."

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