Definition of ferule in English:
A flat ruler with a widened end, formerly used for beating children.
- The cane, the birch and the ferule, a flat board also used to beat children and 'adults in a servile condition', were the teacher's badges. 438
- It was considered an excellent plan to beat all pupils with the ferule, in order to make knowledge enter the heads of the bad.
Definition of ferule in:
- US English dictionary
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