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1. A metal ring or cap placed around a pole or shaft for reinforcement or to prevent splitting.
2. A bushing used to secure a pipe joint.

[Alteration (influenced by Latin ferrum, iron) of Middle English verrele, from Old French virole, from Latin viriola, little bracelet, diminutive of viriae, bracelets; see wei- in Indo-European roots.]

fer′rule v.


(ˈfɛruːl; -rəl) or


1. (Mechanical Engineering) 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
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a side opening in a pipe that gives access for inspection or cleaning
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a bush, gland, small length of tube, etc, esp one used for making a joint
(Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to equip (a stick, etc) with a ferrule
[C17: from Middle English virole, from Old French virol, from Latin viriola a little bracelet, from viria bracelet; influenced by Latin ferrum iron]


(ˈfɛr əl, -ul)

1. a ring, cap, or sleeve, usu. of metal, put around the end of a post, cane, tool, or the like, to prevent splitting.
2. 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.
[1605–15; alter. of verrel, verril, late Middle English virole < Middle French < Latin viriola=viri(a) bracelet + -ola -ole1]


Past participle: ferruled
Gerund: ferruling

I ferrule
you ferrule
he/she/it ferrules
we ferrule
you ferrule
they ferrule
I ferruled
you ferruled
he/she/it ferruled
we ferruled
you ferruled
they ferruled
Present Continuous
I am ferruling
you are ferruling
he/she/it is ferruling
we are ferruling
you are ferruling
they are ferruling
Present Perfect
I have ferruled
you have ferruled
he/she/it has ferruled
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you have ferruled
they have ferruled
Past Continuous
I was ferruling
you were ferruling
he/she/it was ferruling
we were ferruling
you were ferruling
they were ferruling
Past Perfect
I had ferruled
you had ferruled
he/she/it had ferruled
we had ferruled
you had ferruled
they had ferruled
I will ferrule
you will ferrule
he/she/it will ferrule
we will ferrule
you will ferrule
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Future Perfect
I will have ferruled
you will have ferruled
he/she/it will have ferruled
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Future Continuous
I will be ferruling
you will be ferruling
he/she/it will be ferruling
we will be ferruling
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they will be ferruling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ferruling
you have been ferruling
he/she/it has been ferruling
we have been ferruling
you have been ferruling
they have been ferruling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ferruling
you will have been ferruling
he/she/it will have been ferruling
we will have been ferruling
you will have been ferruling
they will have been ferruling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ferruling
you had been ferruling
he/she/it had been ferruling
we had been ferruling
you had been ferruling
they had been ferruling
I would ferrule
you would ferrule
he/she/it would ferrule
we would ferrule
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Past Conditional
I would have ferruled
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he/she/it would have ferruled
we would have ferruled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ferrule - a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting
cap - something serving as a cover or protection


[ˈferuːl] Nregatón m, contera f


n (of umbrella, cane)Zwinge f, → Ring m


[ˈfɛruːl] npuntale m
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