Janney coupler

noun

Jan·​ney coupler
ˈjanē-
: a device for coupling railroad cars and locomotives invented in the early 1880s and employed in principle in the standard automatic coupler of today

Word History

Etymology

after Eli H. Janney †1912 American inventor

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“Janney coupler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Janney%20coupler. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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