Ferrule vs Filbert - What's the difference?

ferrule | filbert |


As nouns the difference between ferrule and filbert

is that ferrule is a metal band or cap placed around a shaft to reinforce it or to prevent splitting while filbert is the hazelnut.

ferrule

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A metal band or cap placed around a shaft to reinforce it or to prevent splitting.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
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    1986'. “Lucas withdrew the cane. Its polished '''ferrule flashed in the lantern glare”. ''Count Zero .
  • A bushing for securing a pipe joint.
  • A metal sleeve placed inside a gutter at the top.
  • In billiards, the plastic band attaching the tip to the cue.
  • In painting, the pinched metal band which holds the bristles of a brush to the shaft.
  • On an ice axe, the metal spike at the end of the shaft.
  • filbert

    English

    Alternative forms

    * filberd

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The hazelnut.
  • * 1610 , , act 2 scene 2
  • I'll bring thee / To clust'ring filberts , and sometimes I'll get thee / Young scamels from the rock.
  • The hazel tree.
  • A paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a curving, tongue-shaped head.
  • Synonyms

    * (nut) hazelnut * (tree) hazelnut

    Hyponyms

    * cobnut (usually the common hazel (Corylus avellana ) which grows in the UK and Europe)