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Meaning of FERULE

Pronunciation:  'ferul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a switch (a stick or cane or flat paddle) used to punish children
 

FERULE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: switch

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fer"ule\ (? or ?; 277), n. [L. ferula: cf. F. f['e]rule.
    See {Ferula}.]
    A flat piece of wood, used for striking, children, esp. on
    the hand, in punishment.
    
    
  2. \Fer"ule\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feruled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Feruling}.]
    To punish with a ferule.
    
    
 

 

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