Janney coupler

noun
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

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 30 Sep. 2022.

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