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 Ah, every hose, water bib and watering tool should have quick-connect couplers attached. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Did moose snack on your trees over the winter? Here’s what to do now.," 7 May 2020 The coupler issue hit the agency at almost the exact same moment. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Muni completes safety fixes to new trains following series of mishaps," 26 June 2019 In May, nearly a third of 104 couplers were found to have a defect of some kind. Nanette Asimov, SFChronicle.com, "Muni discovers another problem with new trains, so SF riders can expect a crowded commute Thursday," 11 Dec. 2019 Place coupler in piping bag and fill with buttercream. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Sheep Cupcakes," 27 Feb. 2020 Train mechanics also redesigned the couplers so the agency can link cars and manage crowds in its subway system. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Bucket seats, new door sensors: Muni unveils redesigned fleet," 10 Dec. 2019 Make sure the trailer ball of your hitch matches perfectly with the trailer coupler. Zoe Gutterman, Sunset, "Road-Tripping With a Big Ol’ Trailer Is Easier Than You Think," 22 Jan. 2018 The individual then climbed over the train’s safety straps and sat on the coupler that connects two train cars. Tatiana Sanchez, SFChronicle.com, "Man hit and killed by Muni train in SF after riding between two train cars," 12 Jan. 2020 Place into a piping bag fitted with a coupler (not required but helpful) and seal at top. al, "How to make 3 gingerbread recipes for the holidays," 18 Dec. 2019

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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 6 Aug. 2020.

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