Meaning of FERRULE in English

FERRULE

[fer.rule] n [alter. of ME virole, fr. MF, fr. L viriola, dim. of viria bracelet, of Celtic origin; akin to OIr fiar oblique] (1611) 1: a ring or cap usu. of metal put around a slender shaft (as a cane or a tool handle) to strengthen it or prevent splitting

2: a usu. metal sleeve used esp. for joining or binding one part to another (as pipe sections or the bristles and handle of a brush) -- fer.ruled adj

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