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ferrule

or fer·ule

[ fer-uhl, -ool ]
/ ˈfɛr əl, -ul /
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noun

verb (used with object), fer·ruled, fer·rul·ing.

to furnish with a ferrule.

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Origin of ferrule

1605–15; alteration (apparently conformed to Latin ferrum iron, -ule) of verrel, verril,late Middle English virole<Middle French (cognate with Medieval Latin virola) <Latin viriola, equivalent to viri(a) bracelet + -ola-ole1
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British Dictionary definitions for ferrule

ferrule

ferule

/ (ˈfɛruːl, -rəl) /

noun

a metal ring, tube, or cap placed over the end of a stick, handle, or post for added strength or stability or to increase wear
a side opening in a pipe that gives access for inspection or cleaning
a bush, gland, small length of tube, etc, esp one used for making a joint

verb

(tr) to equip (a stick, etc) with a ferrule
C17: from Middle English virole, from Old French virol, from Latin viriola a little bracelet, from viria bracelet; influenced by Latin ferrum iron
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