coupling, Skins, Free Agents: Huge in the U.K., one-season flops in the U.S.
In fact, this is the only coupling in the film that makes any sense.
coupling this sentence with the announcement made to Charlotte, could it be?
Sakes alive, the straight it's like the coupling of the cart-house.
As the cars came together, I could lift it a little, then as the strain came on the coupling the pin held fast.
The coupling was apparently uninjured but the tender and engine were gone.
We made every preparation to start, with the exception of coupling up the train.
The intensity of the coupling, however, varies in different cases.
Then one man would call aloud the delinquent's name, coupling it with that of his mother-in-law and crying, "That is your wife!"
Its gates are open to you on other topics than the coupling of inebriates.
late 13c., from Old French cople "married couple, lovers" (12c., Modern French couple), from Latin copula "tie, connection," from PIE *ko-ap-, from *ko(m)- "together" + *ap- "to take, reach." Meaning broadened mid-14c. to "any two things."
c.1200, from Old French copler, from cople (see couple (n.)). Related: Coupled; coupling.
coupling cou·pling n.
The act of uniting sexually.
See bigeminal rhythm.
The configuration of two different mutant genes on the same chromosome, leading to the likelihood they will both either be inherited or omitted in the next generation.
The degree to which components depend on one another. There are two types of coupling, "tight" and "loose". Loose coupling is desirable for good software engineering but tight coupling may be necessary for maximum performance. Coupling is increased when the data exchanged between components becomes larger or more complex.