Meaning of FERRULE in English


/fer"euhl, -oohl/ , n. , v. , ferruled, ferruling .


1. a ring or cap, usually of metal, put around the end of a post, cane, or the like, to prevent splitting.

2. a short metal sleeve for strengthening a tool handle at the end holding the tool.

3. 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.

4. a short ring for reinforcing or decreasing the interior diameter of the end of a tube.

5. 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.

6. Angling.

a. 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.

b. one of two or more small rings spaced along the top of a casting rod to hold and guide the line.


7. to furnish with a ferrule.

Also, ferule .

[ 1605-15; alter. (appar. conformed to L ferrum iron, -ULE) of verrel, verril, late ME virole virola ) viriola, equiv. to viri ( a ) bracelet + -ola -OLE 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .