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cou·pler

 (kŭp′lər)
n.
1. One that couples, especially a device for coupling two railroad cars.
2. A device connecting two organ keyboards so that they may be played together.

coupler

(ˈkʌplə)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a link or rod transmitting power between two rotating mechanisms or a rotating part and a reciprocating part
2. (Instruments) music a device on an organ or harpsichord connecting two keys, two manuals, etc, so that both may be played at once
3. (Electronics) electronics a device, such as a transformer, used to couple two or more electrical circuits
4. (Railways) US and Canadian a device for connecting railway cars or trucks together. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): coupling

cou•pler

(ˈkʌp lər)

n.
1. a person or thing that couples or links together.
2. Also called coupling. a device for joining pieces of rolling stock.
3. a device in an organ or harpsichord for connecting keys, manuals, or a manual and pedals, so that they are played together when one is played.
4. a device for transferring electrical energy from one circuit to another.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coupler - a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objectscoupler - a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
clevis - a coupler shaped like the letter U with holes through each end so a bolt or pin can pass through the holes to complete the coupling; used to attach a drawbar to a plow or wagon or trailer etc.
clutch - a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism; "this year's model has an improved clutch"
fluid drive - an automotive power coupling
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
swivel - a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
turnbuckle - an oblong metal coupling with a swivel at one end and an internal thread at the other into which a threaded rod can be screwed in order to form a unit that can be adjusted for length or tension
universal joint, universal - coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions; "in motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps"
Translations

coupler

[ˈkʌpləʳ] N (Comput) → acoplador m (US) (Rail) → enganche m
see also acoustic

coupler

n (Comput) → Koppler m
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