- either of two fittings on the end of a section of a sectional fishing rod, one fitting serving as a plug and the other as a socket for fastening the sections together.
- one of two or more small rings spaced along the top of a casting rod to hold and guide the line.
verb (used with object), fer·ruled, fer·rul·ing.
Examples from the Web for ferrule
Melt a little of the ferrule cement and smear a little on the tip of the rod, then push the agate down in place.
Continue tapping the handle until the ferrule reaches the polished part of the blade; it will then be in far enough.
Therefore, a brass ferrule is wiped on the lead and the ferrule connected with the soil pipe.Elements of Plumbing|Samuel Dibble
The ferrule is then cemented and riveted in place, and a soft-pine sleeve is fitted over the wood core and the ferrule.
A ferrule two or three inches deep and an inch in diameter is fitted into the bottom of the funnel and soldered in tight.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work|Mary Rogers Miller
British Dictionary definitions for ferrule
Word Origin for ferrule
Word Origin and History for ferrule
"metal cap on a rod," 1610s, ferule, earlier verrel (early 15c.), from Old French virelle, from Latin viriola "bracelet," diminutive of viriae "bracelets," from a Gaulish word (cf. Old Irish fiar "bent, crooked"); spelling influenced by Latin ferrum "iron."