Coupler of an organ, a contrivance by which any two or more of the ranks of keys, or keys and pedals, are connected so as to act together when the organ is played.

(Coup"let) n. [F. couplet, dim. of couple. See Couple, n. ] Two taken together; a pair or couple; especially two lines of verse that rhyme with each other.

A sudden couplet rushes on your mind.

(Coup"ling) n.

1. The act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union.

2. (Mach.) A device or contrivance which serves to couple or connect adjacent parts or objects; as, a belt coupling, which connects the ends of a belt; a car coupling, which connects the cars in a train; a shaft coupling, which connects the ends of shafts.

Box coupling, Chain coupling. See under Box, Chain.Coupling box, a coupling shaped like a journal box, for clamping together the ends of two shafts, so that they may revolve together.Coupling pin, a pin or bolt used in coupling or joining together railroad cars, etc.

(Cou"pon) n. [F., fr. couper to cut, cut off. See Coppice.]

1. (Com.) A certificate of interest due, printed at the bottom of transferable bonds (state, railroad, etc.), given for a term of years, designed to be cut off and presented for payment when the interest is due; an interest warrant.

2. A section of a ticket, showing the holder to be entitled to some specified accomodation or service, as to a passage over a designated line of travel, a particular seat in a theater, or the like.

(||Cou*pure") n. [F., fr. couper to cut.] (Fort.) A passage cut through the glacis to facilitate sallies by the besieged. Wilhelm.

(Cour"age) n. [OE. corage heart, mind, will, courage, OF. corage, F. courage, fr. a LL. derivative of L. cor heart. See Heart.]

Couple-beggar to Court

(Cou"ple-beg`gar) n. One who makes it his business to marry beggars to each other. Swift.

(Cou"ple-close`) n.; pl. Couple-closes

1. (Her.) A diminutive of the chevron, containing one fourth of its surface. Couple-closes are generally borne one on each side of a chevron, and the blazoning may then be either a chevron between two couple-closes or chevron cottised.

2. (Arch.) A pair of rafters framed together with a tie fixed at their feet, or with a collar beam. [Engl.]

(Cou"ple*ment) n. [Cf. OF. couplement.] Union; combination; a coupling; a pair. [Obs.] Shak.

And forth together rode, a goodly couplement.

(Coup"ler) n. One who couples; that which couples, as a link, ring, or shackle, to connect cars.

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