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(of two parts of a structure) attached or fixed close together:‘two wheels on one side of the trailer are close-coupled’
- ‘Moreover, due to the local nature of the nanoscale optical effects, multiple optical functions can be physically close-coupled within SOEs as they cannot be in bulk optics.’
- ‘The AKC standard describes the Shar pei as ‘an alert dignified active compact dog of medium size and substance, square in profile, close-coupled.’
- ‘Just aft of the close-coupled catalyst sits a particulate filter and secondary oxidation catalyst.’
- ‘In this issue Niven deals with fitting a close-coupled open vent, while David Taylor provides advice on the installation of extended flues.’
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