ferrule - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈferuːl/
singularferrule
pluralferrules
  1. 1
    a piece of metal or rubber fixed to the end of a stick or post to prevent it from being damaged
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    a piece of metal that holds the bristles on a paint brush

    The shape of the ferrule gives the bristles their shape.

    Submitted by ViperEye from United States on 27/09/2016