cou·​pler ˈkə-p(ə-)lər How to pronounce coupler (audio)
: one that couples
: a contrivance on a keyboard instrument by which keyboards or keys are connected to play together

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Drivers can select from three torque splits for the center clutch-pack coupler, with 70, 50, or 40 percent of available torque driving the rear axle. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, 4 Nov. 2022 With 17 tips and a coupler to allow three colors to be swirled together at once, your desserts are about to look next level. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 16 May 2022 The water rushed past the Acousonde, the listening device still fastened to his back by suction cups and a magnesium coupler that slowly dissolves in salt water. Marguerite Holloway, The New Yorker, 31 Aug. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of coupler was in 1552

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Cite this Entry

“Coupler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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