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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cou·ple-close n.; pl. Couple-closes (kŭp"'l*klō"sĕz).
 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.]