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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