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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-uh l, -ool]
    • /ˈfɛr əl, -ul/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-uh l, -ool]
    • /ˈfɛr əl, -ul/

Definitions of ferruling word

  • noun ferruling a ring or cap, usually of metal, put around the end of a post, cane, or the like, to prevent splitting. 1
  • noun ferruling a short metal sleeve for strengthening a tool handle at the end holding the tool. 1
  • noun ferruling a bushing or adapter holding the end of a tube and inserted into a hole in a plate in order to make a tight fit, used in boilers, condensers, etc. 1
  • noun ferruling a short ring for reinforcing or decreasing the interior diameter of the end of a tube. 1
  • noun ferruling a short plumbing fitting, covered at its outer end and caulked or otherwise fixed to a branch from a pipe so that it can be removed to give access to the interior of the pipe. 1
  • noun ferruling Angling. either of two fittings on the end of a section of a sectional fishing rod, one fitting serving as a plug and the other as a socket for fastening the sections together. one of two or more small rings spaced along the top of a casting rod to hold and guide the line. 1

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Origin of ferruling

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; alteration (apparently conformed to Latin ferrum iron, -ule) of verrel, verril, late Middle English virole < Middle French (cognate with Medieval Latin virola) < Latin viriola, equivalent to viri(a) bracelet + -ola -ole1

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ferruling popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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