coupling
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of bringing or coming together ; pairing; specifically sexual union 2. a device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent parts or objects 3. the joining of or the part of the body that joins the hindquarters to the forequarters of a quadruped 4. a means of electric connection of two electric circuits by having a part common to both

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  • coupling — UK [ˈkʌp(ə)lɪŋ] / US noun Word forms coupling : singular coupling plural couplings 1) a) [countable] an object used for joining two things together b) [usually singular] a combination of two things 2) [countable/uncountable] literary sexual… …   English dictionary

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