- 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.
Origin of ferrule
Examples from the Web for ferrule
Historical Examples of ferrule
He advised me to laugh at the ruler, the ferrule, and the rod.Percival Keene
It should be beaten in very slowly until it fits the ferrule.
The ferrule will look black when this happens and will thus be recognized.
A flat pan is laid on the bench and the ferrule stood upon it.
This method of tinning the ferrule will spoil the wiping solder.
Word Origin 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."