noun ac·cou·ple·ment \əˈkəpəlmənt, aˈ-\

Definition of accouplement



  1. 1 :  action of joining together :  coupling proposing an accouplement of the two great labor organizations — Edwin Lahey

  2. 2 architecture :  placement of two columns very close together or in contact

  3. 3 :  something that couples (as a tie or brace)

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Origin and Etymology of accouplement

Middle French, from accoupler + -ment

First Known Use: 15th century

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