- 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.
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The mayorʼs symbol of office is a cane with a silver knob, plated ferrule, and black cord and tassels.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
If only a short piece of pipe is available, it can be used as a ferrule and a handle made of wire or wood.
All hooks but the one in use are turned back into the handle and the ferrule slipped into place.
As the mandrel with the ferrule passed through the tin, the metal was shaped exactly to the mandrel.
The shillelagh was then a beautiful, tough, formidable weapon, and when tipped with an iron ferrule was quite ready for action.