Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In architecture, the act of placing two pillars, columns, or pilasters close together, so as to form a pair, in contrast with similar pieces which are spaced more widely. Accouplement is rare in classical buildings as we know them, but is common in modern work.
  • noun The act of accoupling or connecting in pairs; union in couples; marriage.
  • noun In carpentry: A tie or brace. The entire piece of work formed by a brace and the timbers which it joins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The act of coupling, or the state of being coupled; union.
  • noun rare That which couples, as a tie or brace.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun rare The act of coupling, or the state of being coupled; union - Caxton
  • noun rare That which couples, as a tie or brace

Etymologies

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French accouplement.

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