cou·pling /ˈkʌplɪŋ ||, pəlɪŋ/
cou·pling /ˈkəplɪŋ, əlɪŋ/ 名詞
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.
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.
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]