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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ferrule, colletnoun

    a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting

GCIDE

  1. Ferrulenoun

    (Machinery) Any of various circular or cylindrical metal objects used at joints in a tube, pipe, or rod, especially to assist making a tight seal at a joint.

    Etymology: [Formerly verrel, F. virole, fr. L. viriola little bracelet, dim. of viriae, pl., bracelets; prob. akin to viere to twist, weave, and E. withe. The spelling with f is due to confusion with L. ferrum iron.]

  2. Ferrulenoun

    Hence: (Chemistry) A bushing used at the joints of metal tubing in HPLC equipment to make a tight seal.

    Etymology: [Formerly verrel, F. virole, fr. L. viriola little bracelet, dim. of viriae, pl., bracelets; prob. akin to viere to twist, weave, and E. withe. The spelling with f is due to confusion with L. ferrum iron.]

  3. Ferrulenoun

    (Fishing) One of several small rings at the top of a casting rod which holds the fishing line. RHUD

    Etymology: [Formerly verrel, F. virole, fr. L. viriola little bracelet, dim. of viriae, pl., bracelets; prob. akin to viere to twist, weave, and E. withe. The spelling with f is due to confusion with L. ferrum iron.]

Wiktionary

  1. ferrulenoun

    A metal band or cap placed around a shaft to reinforce it or to prevent splitting.

    1986. u201CLucas withdrew the cane. Its polished ferrule flashed in the lantern glareu201D. Count Zero. William Gibson

  2. ferrulenoun

    A bushing for securing a pipe joint.

  3. ferrulenoun

    A metal sleeve placed inside a gutter at the top.

  4. ferrulenoun

    In billiards, the plastic band attaching the tip to the cue.

  5. ferrulenoun

    In painting, the pinched metal band which holds the bristles of a brush to the shaft.

  6. ferrulenoun

    On an ice axe, the metal spike at the end of the shaft.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ferrulenoun

    a ring or cap of metal put round a cane, tool, handle, or other similar object, to strengthen it, or prevent splitting and wearing

    Etymology: [Formerly verrel, F. virole, fr. L. viriola little bracelet, dim. of viriae, pl., bracelets; prob. akin to viere to twist, weave, and E. withe. The spelling with f is due to confusion with L. ferrum iron.]

  2. Ferrulenoun

    a bushing for expanding the end of a flue to fasten it tightly in the tube plate, or for partly filling up its mouth

    Etymology: [Formerly verrel, F. virole, fr. L. viriola little bracelet, dim. of viriae, pl., bracelets; prob. akin to viere to twist, weave, and E. withe. The spelling with f is due to confusion with L. ferrum iron.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ferrule

    fer′il, or fer′ōōl, n. a metal ring or cap on a staff, &c., to keep it from splitting.—Also Ferr′el. [O. Fr. virole—L. viriola, a bracelet.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FERRULE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FERRULE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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