Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

uncouple

play
verb un·cou·ple \-ˈkə-pəl\

Simple Definition of uncouple

  • : to separate or disconnect (something) from something else

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of uncouple

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to release (dogs) from a pair of joined collars

  3. 2 :  detach, disconnect <uncouple railroad cars>

uncoupler play \-p(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of uncouple in a sentence

  1. They uncoupled the railroad cars.

  2. <uncoupled the two railroad cars>



14th Century

First Known Use of uncouple

14th century

Rhymes with uncouple


Learn More about uncouple


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up uncouple? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a division or portion of a pool or whole

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1926873504

Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?

tetchy flashy superficial gregarious
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ