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accouplement

[ uh-kuhp-uhl-muhnt ]
/ əˈkʌp əl mənt /
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noun

the act of coupling.
something that couples, especially a tie or brace in building.

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Origin of accouplement

1475–85; accouple (<Middle French accopler;see ac-, couple) + -ment-ment
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  • As regards brides, 'En cet accouplement il leur faict perdre vne infinité de sang, et leur faict souffrir mille douleurs.'

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe|Margaret Alice Murray

British Dictionary definitions for accouplement

accouplement
/ (əˈkʌpəlmənt) /

noun

a timber joist or beam that serves as a tie or support
C15: French, from accoupler, from Latin copulāre to couple
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