- a device for joining two rotating shafts semipermanently at their ends so as to transmit torque from one to the other.Compare clutch1 (def. 12a).
- a part with an inside thread for connecting two pipes of the same diameter.
- a fitting at the end of a length of hose into which the end of another such length can be screwed or fitted.
- the association of two circuits or systems in such a way that power may be transferred from one to the other.
- a device or expedient to ensure this.
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In fact, this is the only coupling in the film that makes any sense.Revisiting ‘Valentine’s Day,’ the Star-Studded V-Day Movie Disasterpiece|Marina Watts|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Coupling, Skins, Free Agents: Huge in the U.K., one-season flops in the U.S.British Raunchfest ‘The Inbetweeners Movie’ Tries to Make Its Mark in America|Kevin Fallon|September 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The train came to a standstill, the coupling between the wrecked and the unwrecked portions remaining intact.Down Under With the Prince|Everard Cotes
He knows, moreover, the details of their sexual lives, he witnesses the often highly impressive spectacle of their coupling.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
After this episode T. began to speculate about sexual matters and to observe the coupling of dogs with newly acquired interest.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
This coupling of purchase with inheritance is strictly comparable to the Hidatsa bundle (this volume, 416-417).Notes on the Kiowa Sun Dance|Leslie Spier
Down in the street stormed the firemen, coupling hose and dragging it to the front.Children of the Tenements|Jacob A. Riis