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Word of the day for October 10
ferrule n
  1. A band or cap (usually metal) placed around a shaft to reinforce it or to prevent splitting.
    1. (specifically, climbing) The metal spike at the end of the shaft of an ice axe.
  2. A band holding parts of an object together.
    1. A bushing for securing a pipe joint.
    2. A metal sleeve placed inside a gutter at the top.
    3. (billiards) The plastic band attaching the tip to the cue.
    4. (painting) The pinched metal band which holds the bristles of a paintbrush to the shaft.
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