Ferule meaning

fĕr'əl
An instrument, such as a cane, stick, or flat piece of wood, used in punishing children.
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To punish with a ferule.
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A flat stick or ruler used for punishing children.
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To strike or punish with a ferule.
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A ruler-shaped instrument, generally used to slap naughty children on the hand.
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To punish with a ferule.
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Origin of ferule

Middle English ferul fennel stalk from Latin ferula fennel stalk, rod