Definition of accouplement in English:

accouplement

noun

rare
  • 1Of persons. Frequently: marriage union.

  • 2Of things.

  • 3Engineering Woodworking
    Woodworking and Engineering. A component used to bind or brace together two other components of a structure; the structure so bound. Compare tie. rare.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in William Caxton (1415x24–1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat. From Middle French accouplement (of persons) coupling, sexual union, action of harnessing two animals together, pairing, union of marriage from accoupler + -ment.

Pronunciation:

accouplement

/əˈkʌplm(ə)nt/