accouplement

noun
ac·​cou·​ple·​ment | \ əˈkəpəlmənt, aˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of accouplement

1 : action of joining together : coupling proposing an accouplement of the two great labor organizations— Edwin Lahey
2 architecture : placement of two columns very close together or in contact
3 : something that couples (as a tie or brace)

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First Known Use of accouplement

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for accouplement

Middle French, from accoupler + -ment

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“Accouplement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accouplement. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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