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intercouple

verb in·ter·cou·ple \ ˌin-tər-ˈkə-pəl ; \
variants: or less commonly inter-couple

Definition of intercouple

intercoupled also inter-coupled; intercoupling also inter-coupling
transitive + intransitive
: to couple together
  • intercouples them so well that units can then be picked up as one entity and carried off without incident.
  • —Ronald A. Provenzale
  • The [railroad car] coupler will intercouple with all standard radial car couplers now in use
  • Transit Journal

First Known Use of intercouple

1902

in the meaning defined above

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intercouple

adjective
variants: or inter-couple

Definition of intercouple

: occurring or existing between members of a couple or between two or more couples
  • Stage controversial scenes in the master bedroom with … inter-couple examinations of where it all went wrong.
  • —Raymond Gill
  • … the couples terrorise each other with their hilariously-mismatched social agendas. … We chart the inter-couple tensions, the petty snubs and snobberies.
  • —Maeve Quigley

First Known Use of intercouple

1973

in the meaning defined above

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