Webster 1913 Edition
The act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union.
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
a coupling shaped like a journal box, for clamping together the ends of two shafts, so that they may revolve together.–
a pin or bolt used in coupling or joining together railroad cars, etc.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.That which couples or connects. 2 Chronicles 34
2.The act of coupling.