slip coupling

noun

1
: a form of coupling adapted for use on slip carriages
2
: a coupling designed to slip at heavy loads and thus relieve the duty on the driving unit

Word History

Etymology

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“Slip coupling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slip%20coupling. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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