[ fer-uh l, -ool ]
/ ˈfɛr əl, -ul /
a ring or cap, usually of metal, put around the end of a post, cane, or the like, to prevent splitting.
a short metal sleeve for strengthening a tool handle at the end holding the tool.
a bushing or adapter holding the end of a tube and inserted into a hole in a plate in order to make a tight fit, used in boilers, condensers, etc.
a short ring for reinforcing or decreasing the interior diameter of the end of a tube.
a short plumbing fitting, covered at its outer end and caulked or otherwise fixed to a branch from a pipe so that it can be removed to give access to the interior of the pipe.
- 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.
to furnish with a ferrule.
Words nearby ferrule
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British Dictionary definitions for ferruling
/ (ˈfɛruːl, -rəl) /
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
(tr) to equip (a stick, etc) with a ferrule
Word Origin for 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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