Octagonal vs Ferril - What's the difference?

octagonal | ferril |


As a adjective octagonal

is (geometry) shaped like an octagon, in having eight sides and eight angles.

As a noun ferril is

an metal cap on the butt end of a weapon shaft, often having a sharp point.

octagonal

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Adjective

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  • (geometry) Shaped like an octagon, in having eight sides and eight angles.
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    ferril

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An metal cap on the butt end of a weapon shaft, often having a sharp point.
  • * 1786 : Fig. 3. A battle ax, in the collection of Mr. Rawle. Fig. 4. Its butt end and iron ferril, the staff on which it is fixed is octagonal, and measures five feet four inches. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page xiii.
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