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ferrule

fer·rule

ferrule

 
pronunciation:
fe rl [or] fe rul
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a metal ring, cap, or sleeve put around the end of a pole, shaft, handle, or the like to reinforce, prevent splitting, or provide a strong connection.
definition 2: a short, sleevelike fitting used in piping or tubing to provide a secure fit or connection.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ferruled, ferrules, ferruling
definition: to provide with a ferrule.