Coupling

Definition of Coupling

Coup´ling   Pronunciation: ~l?ng
n.1.The act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union.
2.(Mach.) A device or contrivance which serves to couple or connect adjacent parts or objects; as, a belt coupling, which connects the ends of a belt; a car coupling, which connects the cars in a train; a shaft coupling, which connects the ends of shafts.
Box coupling
See under Box, Chain.
Coupling box
a coupling shaped like a journal box, for clamping together the ends of two shafts, so that they may revolve together.
Coupling pin
a pin or bolt used in coupling or joining together railroad cars, etc.

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