Janney coupler

Jan·​ney coupler | \ ˈjanē- \

Definition of Janney coupler

: a device for coupling railroad cars and locomotives invented in the early 1880s and employed in principle in the standard automatic coupler of today

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History and Etymology for Janney coupler

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 14 Aug. 2020.

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