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

Examples of coupler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both the coupler and the receiver are protected by nylon composite collars, exclusively engineered for high performance and durability. Chris Gallagher, USA TODAY, 19 June 2024 Whittaker subcontracted with Nucor Harris Rebar Midwest for supporting form and concrete preparation work, which then subcontracted with Harris Rebar Placing for reinforcing steel and couplers installation. Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune, 14 Sep. 2023 These consist of a completely new quantum computing architecture and two key scaling elements: a short-range chip-to-chip coupler and a long-range coupler. Paul Smith-Goodson, Forbes, 18 May 2022 There are two couplers on the body, so more than one person can use it at a time. Nor'adila Hepburn, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 June 2023 The variety of hose couplers and fittings, however, might be the stars of this show. John Burek, PCMAG, 5 June 2023 Recalled vehicles: 2023 Ford F-250 SD 2023 Ford F-350 SD 2023 Ford F-450 SD Dealers will inspect and tighten the steering column upper shaft coupler bolts, or install any missing bolts, as necessary, free of charge. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 29 May 2023 And use an air gun to blow away dust and dirt, especially from around the gauges, couplers, and pump motor. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2023 Simply put, Ford's system uses cameras to identify a trailer and, within about 20 feet or so, reverse the truck such that the hitch ball is beneath the trailer coupler, typically within one inch of precision. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 6 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of coupler was in 1552

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“Coupler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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