Noun Accouplement Definition and Examples


Noun:

Accouplement

Pronunciation:

/əˈkʌplm(ə)nt/

Definition:
1.

noun

Of persons. Frequently: marriage union.
    Of things.
      Woodworking and Engineering. A component used to bind or brace together two other components of a structure; the structure so bound. Compare "tie". rare.
        ((n.) The act of coupling, or the state of being coupled; union.|--|(n.) That which couples, as a tie or brace.|--|)


        Origin:
        Late 15th century; earliest use found in William Caxton (1415x24–1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat. From Middle French accouplement (of persons) coupling, sexual union, action of harnessing two animals together, pairing, union of marriage from accoupler + -ment.

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