accouplement definition

  • noun:
    • The act of coupling, and/or condition of being paired; union - Caxton
    • whatever couples, as a tie or brace
    • The work of coupling, and/or state of being combined; union.
    • whatever partners, as a tie or support.
    • The work of accoupling or linking in sets; union in partners; marriage.
    • In carpentry: A tie or brace. The whole piece of content created by a brace as well as the timbers which it joins.
    • In architecture, the work of placing two pillars, articles, or pilasters close together, so as to develop a pair, on the other hand with comparable pieces that are spaced much more extensively. Accouplement is unusual in ancient buildings once we know them, it is common in contemporary work.

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