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- n. A diminutive of the chevron, always borne in closely placed pairs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A diminutive of the chevron, containing one fourth of its surface. Couple-closes are generally borne one on each side of a chevron, and the blazoning may then be either a chevron between two couple-closes or chevron cottised.
- n. A pair of rafters framed together with a tie fixed at their feet, or with a collar beam.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a pair of spars for a roof; couples.
- n. In heraldry, the fourth of a chevron, never borne but in pairs unless there is a chevron between them. Also written couple-closs.
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