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n. - A metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting.

Usage examples (26)
  • The ferrule is stainless steel, and the surgical. 03-inch blades cut a 1 1/8-inch channel.
  • Brass-mounted and tipped with a heavy steel ferrule.
  • About 3/4 inch should extend into the brass ferrule.
  • It should be beaten in very slowly until it fits the ferrule. for more
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  • Wild, undomesticated animals are called "feral". A "ferrule" is a metal ring put at the end of a cane, and a "ferule" is a flat stick used to punish children.
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