accouplement

accouplement

[uh-kuhp-uhl-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of coupling.
2.
something that couples, especially a tie or brace in building.

Origin:
1475–85; accouple (< Middle French accopler; see ac-, couple) + -ment -ment

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To accouplement
Collins
World English Dictionary
accouplement (əˈkʌpəlmənt)
 
n
a timber joist or beam that serves as a tie or support
 
[C15: French, from accoupler, from Latin copulāre to couple]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature