Coupling pin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coupling pin a pin or bolt used in coupling or joining together railroad cars, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

As the cars came together, I could lift it a little, then as the strain came on the coupling the pin held fast.
"The Autobiography of a Quack And The Case Of George Dedlow" by S. Weir Mitchell
Mr. Hoopdriver's hand fluttered instinctively to his lappel, and there, planted by habit, were a couple of stray pins he had impounded.
"The Wheels of Chance" by H. G. Wells
That it's what should have been her father's share of the profits on the Coates-Hallowell coupling pin.
"Vera" by Richard Harding Davis
He lets fly with a coupling-pin if that's what comes handy.
"Ridgway of Montana" by William MacLeod Raine
We shall be pinned in a couple of days.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Frederick Marryat
If you have any stout safety-pins, lend me a couple, old boy.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Sept. 26, 1917" by Various
The trolley is an articulated frame 77 ft. long in five sections coupled together with pins.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
In one hand he held a coupling pin; prominently displayed in the other hand was a fuse.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
A coupling pin broke and let a wooden block come down on him.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
The old man thought it over a moment, and then he picked up a coupling pin and went looking for Pierce.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
Otherwise, he could never have forced up the coupling pin.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
We were pinned against the wall like a couple of targets.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
Your life isn't worth a coupling-pin if you do.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
Also a couple of hair-pins, which are different to those in the dead woman's hair.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
The strikers had drawn the coupling-pins of the rest.
"Harper's Round Table, August 6, 1895" by Various
I flew up against the water-gauges like a coupling-pin.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
They wheeled, on his command to disperse, and met it with a cloud of stones and coupling pins.
"Held for Orders" by Frank H. Spearman
After they had gone a couple of hours, the cowboy came up, took out the sleeping-pin, and hurried off.
"Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland" by Jeremiah Curtin
They wrapped it round the frame, and it went around three times, being large, so that a couple of pins held it fast.
"Winona of the Camp Fire" by Margaret Widdemer
The coupling pin had simply been removed, how far back the line it was impossible to surmise, certainly between Fairview and Maddox.
"Ralph, the Train Dispatcher" by Allen Chapman
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In news:

Forty couples bowled in the 9-pin bowling tournament.
Arlier this year, I was on a flight from New York to Dallas, and found myself sitting next to an older couple who sported 9/11-related pins on their clothing.
Two identification badges and a couple of pins are memorabilia from Smith's time working at the piston ring factor.
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In science:

Our result shows, in particular, that the randomness of the pinning around the interface vanishes as the coupling becomes weaker.
Copolymer at selective interfaces and pinning potentials: weak coupling limits
Therefore, the randomness of the pinning term vanishes in the weak coupling limit.
Copolymer at selective interfaces and pinning potentials: weak coupling limits
Once the axis of the pin holder has been made parallel to the beam axis, the lattice plane of each crystal has been determined and either a couple of cylindrical pins or one conical pin is glued to the crystal.
New results on focusing of gamma-rays with Laue lenses
Toninelli, A replica-coupling approach to disordered pinning models, Commun.
Variational characterization of the critical curve for pinning of random polymers
Therefore, if we take the coupling to the disorder potential to be the same, the pinning frequencies of the electron WC at ν and the CFWC at ν ∗ are equal in the classical limit, and likely of the same order in the region where the system is not too far from the classical region.
Static and Dynamic Properties of Type-II Composite Fermion Wigner Crystals
We concluded that the lower strength of the crystal–pin coupling, due to the smaller gluing surface is not compensated by the lower friction between pin and pinholder.
Laue lenses for hard X-/soft Gamma-rays: new prototype results
At mean-field level, the effect of anisotropic SO coupling is to pin the direction of plane wave or stripe into certain direction ( ˆx direction for this case).
Spin-Orbit Coupled Quantum Gases
The phenomena of front spreading and pinning should be possible for diffusively coupled ecological populations and similar effects may be involved when epidemics spreading under bistability conditions is considered.
Traveling and pinned fronts in bistable reaction-diffusion systems on network
For weak diffusive coupling, stationary localized patterns were also found, either by appropriate choosing initial conditions, or when traveling fronts was getting pinned at some nodes so that the spreading activation could not reach all network nodes.
Traveling and pinned fronts in bistable reaction-diffusion systems on network
Generically, the interaction between the substrate and the liquid crystal also includes the coupling between the nematic director ˆn and the local random pinning axis, g(x) = (gx , gy , gz ), as well as the coupling between the smectic density ρ(x) and the local random scalar potential U (x).
Smectic order, pinning, and phase transition in a smectic liquid crystal cell with a random substrate
As the cosine coupling continues to grow, it further reduces thermal fluctuations, suppressing their ability to average away its pinning effects, thereby further increasing its pinning influence.
Smectic Liquid Crystals in Random Environments
This study has been further extended to the special case of leptoquark-like production [104]: asymmetries like the ones above would allow one to pin down the chiral properties of the couplings to these new particles.
The Spin Structure of the Proton and Polarized Collider Physics
Ohishi et al. (1995)] Ohishi Y, Ohashi H, Akiyama M, Controlling spatiotemporal chaos by pinning method in 2d- dimensional coupled map lattices, Jap. J.
Spatio-temporal Chaos and Vacuum Fluctuations of Quantized Fields
It will be seen that the superconducting correlations are strongest in the intermediate-coupling regime and when t⊥/t is such that there is large amount of single-particle spectral weight pinned near the (π , 0) and (0, π) points of the Brillouin zone.
d_{x^2-y^2}-wave superconductivity and the Hubbard model
If there is a light Higgs boson of any kind, the ILC should pin it down: What is its precise mass and does it have Standard Model couplings? As seen in Fig. 11, the decays of a light Higgs - if it exists - could be measured very accurately at the ILC.
Summary of ICHEP 2004
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