Part of speech: noun

A metal ring or cap, as on the end of a cane.

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Usage examples "ferrule":

  1. I told him I was a bit tender in that locality and the ferrule of his umbrella was sharp. - ""Speaking of Operations--"", Irvin S. Cobb.
  2. Then he set the reeking ferrule in his stirrup boot, slung the shaft from the braided arm loop, and drew his revolver- the new weapon lately issued, with its curious fixed ammunition and its cap imbedded. - "Ailsa Paige", Robert W. Chambers.
  3. A ferrule of brass tube is fitted to the heel of the mast, a cut of suitable size being made in it to receive the upright of the step. - "Boys' Book of Model Boats", Raymond Francis Yates.