1. [ noun ] a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
Synonyms: yoke
Related terms: connection match
2. [ noun ] a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
Synonyms: coupler
Related terms: mechanical_device clevis clutch swivel universal_joint fluid_drive couple
3. [ noun ] (biology,sexuality) the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
Synonyms: mating union sexual_union conjugation pairing

"the casual couplings of adolescents" "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"

Related terms: sexual_activity inbreeding hybridization assortative_mating servicing disassortative_mating copulate conjugate
Similar spelling:   Coplin