Meaning of FERRULE in English


/ ˈferuːl; NAmE ˈferəl/ noun

a piece of metal or rubber that covers the end of an umbrella or a stick to protect it



early 17th cent.: alteration (probably by association with Latin ferrum iron) of obsolete verrel , from Old French virelle , from Latin viriola , diminutive of viriae bracelets.

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