noun fer·rule \ˈfer-əl, ˈfe-rəl\

: a usually metal ring or cap that is placed around the end of a wooden stick or handle to strengthen it

Full Definition of FERRULE

:  a ring or cap usually of metal put around a slender shaft (as a cane or a tool handle) to strengthen it or prevent splitting
:  a usually metal sleeve used especially for joining or binding one part to another (as pipe sections or the bristles and handle of a brush)
fer·ruled adjective

Origin of FERRULE

alteration of Middle English virole, from Anglo-French, from Latin viriola, diminutive of viria bracelet, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish fiar oblique
First Known Use: 1611

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, chock, punch, tang

Rhymes with FERRULE


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