coupler

Definitions of coupler
  1. noun
    a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
    synonyms: coupling
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    clevis
    a coupler shaped like the letter U with holes through each end so a bolt or pin can pass through the holes to complete the coupling; used to attach a drawbar to a plow or wagon or trailer etc.
    clutch
    a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
    fluid drive
    an automotive power coupling
    swivel
    a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
    turnbuckle
    an oblong metal coupling with a swivel at one end and an internal thread at the other into which a threaded rod can be screwed in order to form a unit that can be adjusted for length or tension
    universal, universal joint
    coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions
    freewheel
    a clutch (as on the rear wheel of a bicycle) that allows wheels to turn freely (as in coasting)
    friction clutch
    a clutch in which one part turns the other by the friction between them
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    mechanical device
    mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
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