coupler

noun
cou·​pler | \ ˈkə-p(ə-)lər How to pronounce coupler (audio) \

Definition of coupler

1 : one that couples
2 : a contrivance on a keyboard instrument by which keyboards or keys are connected to play together

Examples of coupler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maintenance workers also didn’t have the proper tools to overhaul the coupler, safety investigators said. Washington Post, 13 May 2021 Parts of the coupler were included in Metro’s emergency inspection of 6000-series cars after the Oct. 9 incident, the safety commission said. Justin George, Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2020 An aftermarket manual jack stand raises out of the way while on the road and then lowers into position to raise the trailer coupler off the hitch without causing anyone a hernia. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 4 Nov. 2019 Most of these models prevent the coupler from being used. The Editors, Field & Stream, 1 Dec. 2020 The coupler assembly then moved to Greenbelt, where safety investigators arrived the next day and noticed that someone had manipulated the bolt without their knowledge or supervision. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2020 Some locks are designed to secure the receiver hitch to the vehicle, and some secure the trailer coupler to the ball, preventing its use in towing the trailer away. The Editors, Field & Stream, 1 Dec. 2020 The coupler assemblies, which connect the cars, were moved to the Greenbelt Rail Yard repair and overhaul center. Justin George, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2020 Kegco includes a five-pound CO2 tank, stainless-steel single-faucet draft tower, pressure regulator, D-system coupler for use with American kegs, and the piping and hardware needed to attach it all together. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, 23 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of coupler

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Coupler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coupler. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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