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Coupler   /kˈəplər/   Listen

A mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects.  Synonym: coupling.

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"Coupler" Quotes from Famous Books

... they send us. Schenectady is today furnishing the engines and supplying engineers to teach engineers for the transcontinental Siberian railway. When you take "The Flying Scotchman" from London to Edinburgh you ride in a Pullman car, with all the appurtenances, even to a Gould coupler, a Westinghouse air-brake, and a dusky George from North Carolina, who will hit you three times with the butt of a brush-broom and expect a bob as recompense. ...
— Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 6 - Subtitle: Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Artists • Elbert Hubbard

... by the civil or Roman law on the subject of marriage; and consequently, with us marriage is altogether a civil contract; and we need the intervention neither of clergyman, Gretna blacksmith, or the equally disreputable Canongate coupler. The services of the last two individuals are only sought for by you deluded southerns. All we require here is the agreement or consent of the parties ("consensus non concubitus facit matrimonium"); and the legal questions which arise have reference chiefly to the ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 183, April 30, 1853 • Various

Words linked to "Coupler" :   clevis, couple, clutch, universal joint, mechanical device, fluid drive, swivel, coupling, universal, turnbuckle

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