Art Glossary: Ferrule

Parts of an art paint brush, including the ferrule
Parts of an art paint brush, including the ferrule. Image: © Marion Boddy-Evans. Licensed to About.com, Inc

Definition:

A ferrule is the part of a paint brush that holds the hairs onto the handle. A ferrule most commonly made of metal, but sometimes of plastic.

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Boddy-Evans, Marion. "Art Glossary: Ferrule." ThoughtCo, Aug. 26, 2011, thoughtco.com/definition-of-ferrule-2577554. Boddy-Evans, Marion. (2011, August 26). Art Glossary: Ferrule. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-ferrule-2577554 Boddy-Evans, Marion. "Art Glossary: Ferrule." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-ferrule-2577554 (accessed October 17, 2017).