Variant of ferrule
- a metal ring or cap put around the end of a cane, tool handle, etc. to prevent splitting or to give added strength
- Mech. a short tube or bushing for tightening a joint
Origin: formerly verrel ; from Middle English and amp; Old French virole, iron ring on a staff ; from Classical Latin viriola, diminutive of viriae, bracelets, via Celtic ; from Indo-European an unverified form weir-, wire, twisted work (from source wire) ; from base an unverified form wei-, to bend, twist from source Classical Latin viere, to twist, bind around; spelling, spelled altered after Classical Latin ferrum, iron
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