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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cou·pling /ˈkʌplɪŋ ||, pəlɪŋ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cou·pling /ˈkəplɪŋ, əlɪŋ/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cou·ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coupled p. pr. & vb. n. Coupling ]
 1. To link or tie, as one thing to another; to connect or fasten together; to join.
 Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my hounds, . . .
 And couple Clowder with the deep-mouthed brach.   --Shak.
 2. To join in wedlock; to marry. [Colloq.]
    A parson who couples all our beggars.   --Swift.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so
           they move together [syn: yoke]
      2: a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of
         adjacent objects [syn: coupler]
      3: the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive
         purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the
         mating of some species occurs only in the spring" [syn: mating,
          pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union]