Definition of ferrule in English:

ferrule

Line breaks: fer|rule
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛruːl
 
, ˈfɛr(ə)l
 
/

noun

1A ring or cap, typically a metal one, which strengthens the end of a handle, stick, or tube and prevents it from splitting or wearing.
More example sentences
  • There are cue makers, and other experts in cue stick behavior, that have very strong opinions about the pros and cons of various cue stick shafts, ferrules and tips.
  • The tips, called ferrules, of lower quality poles will wear off, but a good cross country ski or outdoor shop will have replacement tips in stock or can order them.
  • Against the geometric shapes of globe and pole, and within the rectangular surface of the arras itself, appears the point, which turns out to be the ferrule of a rod, which turns out to be a fan, which opens into the tail of the bird.
1.1A metal band strengthening or forming a joint.
More example sentences
  • The other end of the ferrule is connected to the supply pipe to the property.
  • The ferrule joint includes a ferrule and an element telescopically insertable into the ferrule to frictionally interlock two rod sections.

Origin

early 17th century: alteration (probably by association with Latin ferrum 'iron') of obsolete verrel, from Old French virelle, from Latin viriola, diminutive of viriae 'bracelets'.

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