Couple-close
Couple-close Cou"ple-close` (k[u^]p"'l*kl[=o]s`), n.; pl. {Couple-closes} (k[u^]p"'l*kl[=o]"s[e^]z). 1. (Her.) A diminutive of the chevron, containing one fourth of its surface. Couple-closes are generally borne one on each side of a chevron, and the blazoning may then be either a chevron between two couple-closes or chevron cottised. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) A pair of rafters framed together with a tie fixed at their feet, or with a collar beam. [Engl.] [1913 Webster]


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  • couple-close — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|klōs noun ( s) Etymology: couple (II) + close 1. heraldry : a cotise paralleling a chevron 2. : a pair of rafters framed together with a tie fixed at their feet or with a collar beam …   Useful english dictionary

  • couple-close — /kup euhl klohs /, n. 1. Heraldry. a narrow chevron, one quarter the usual breadth. 2. Carpentry. couple (def. 6). [1565 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • couple-close — noun /ˈkʌp.əlˌkləʊs,ˈkʌp.əlˌkloʊs/ A diminutive of the chevron, always borne in closely placed pairs. Syn: chevronel …   Wiktionary

  • Couple-closes — Couple close Cou ple close (k[u^]p l*kl[=o]s ), n.; pl. {Couple closes} (k[u^]p l*kl[=o] s[e^]z). 1. (Her.) A diminutive of the chevron, containing one fourth of its surface. Couple closes are generally borne one on each side of a chevron, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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