Couple-close


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Cou´ple-close`

    (kŭp´'l`klōs`)
n.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.
2.(Arch.) A pair of rafters framed together with a tie fixed at their feet, or with a collar beam.