couplings1) N-COUNT: oft supp N A coupling is a device which is used to join two vehicles or pieces of equipment together.
Before driving away, re-check the trailer coupling.2) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu N of pl-n When two different things, ideas, or activities are combined, or when two people work together, you can refer to this combination as a coupling. [WRITTEN]
Anton the chef concocts a sensual coupling of lobster and asparagus...
The uneasy coupling of fascism and conservatism spawned a new kind of political regime...
Morrissey and Prince: the unlikeliest musical coupling of the year.Syn:combination, union3) N-COUNT An act of sexual intercourse is sometimes referred to as a coupling. [FORMAL]
...sexual couplings.4) → See also couple
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Coupling — Coup ling ( l?ng), n. 1. The act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) A device or contrivance which serves to couple or connect adjacent parts or objects; as, a belt coupling, which connects the ends … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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coupling — UK [ˈkʌp(ə)lɪŋ] / US noun Word forms coupling : singular coupling plural couplings 1) a) [countable] an object used for joining two things together b) [usually singular] a combination of two things 2) [countable/uncountable] literary sexual… … English dictionary