uncouple

verb un·cou·ple \ ˌən-ˈkə-pəl \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of uncouple

transitive verb
1 : to release (dogs) from a pair of joined collars
2 : detach, disconnect
  • uncouple railroad cars

uncoupler

play \ˌən-ˈkə-p(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of uncouple in a Sentence

  1. They uncoupled the railroad cars.

  2. uncoupled the two railroad cars

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First Known Use of uncouple

14th century


UNCOUPLE Defined for English Language Learners

uncouple

verb

Definition of uncouple for English Language Learners

  • : to separate or disconnect (something) from something else



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