uncouple

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v uncouple disconnect or separate "uncouple the hounds"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Uncouple To loose, as dogs, from their couples; also, to set loose; to disconnect; to disjoin; as, to uncouple railroad cars.
    • v. i Uncouple To roam at liberty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uncouple In organ-playing, to separate or disjoin by throwing off the coupler between two keyboards which have been mechanically joined in action. See organ, 6.
    • uncouple To loose, as dogs from their couples, or railway-cars from their couplings; set loose; disjoin.
    • uncouple To break loose; exert influence unrestrained.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Uncouple un-kup′l to loose from being coupled: to disjoin: to set loose
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + couple,

Usage

In literature:

It had been set in on the siding, and the engine, uncoupled, had disappeared, but she could see shifting lights moving near.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman
Andrews told his engineer to uncouple the baggage car from the box car, and then wait for him.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
The third car, being uncoupled, went running back towards the enemy's tender.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
Dragged backwards behind the female, the poor fellow strives to uncouple himself.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Rock and Zorillo had yet to be uncoupled; the former, perhaps, longing to be delivered more than any of the four.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
After a time he uncoupled his device from the board, and one of the long rods shot out from our ship to the other.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
So I uncoupled and ran to the Blackwood tank for water.
"The Mountain Divide" by Frank H. Spearman
The car was uncoupled after the conductor had asked Mrs. Dale if she did not intend to leave it.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
As soon as he had uncoupled and got out of the way we backed down with the 448.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
The old man descended and uncoupled his two animals.
"The Westerners" by Stewart Edward White
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In poetry:

Fades slow their light; the east is grey;
The weary warder leaves his tower;
Steeds snort; uncoupled stag-hounds bay,
And merry hunters quit the bower.
"Cadyow Castle" by Sir Walter Scott
We ran through the points and drew up in the lye,
My mate still gazing ahead, while I,
Glad to think he soon would get rid of his fright,
Leapt off to uncouple our train for the night.
"Jim Dalley" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has released a video and document outlining the proper coupling, sliding, and uncoupling procedures for its newest fifthwheels, the Fontaine Ultra LT, Ultra HD, and Ultra HR.
(a) 2x90° uncoupled array at 12.5 meters covers 100% by the 25m midpoint of the hall, (b) 2x90° uncoupled array at 6.25 meters covers 100% by the 12.5 meter quarterpoint of the hall.
It's time to uncouple the electric vehicle's virtual coal tender.
It is National Singles Week, and English Professor Michael Cobb gives us something to celebrate with his provocative new book offering arguments for the uncoupled.
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In science:

Suppose that the universe contains initially N uncoupled perfect fluidsc , with N known sound speeds c2 x = δpx /δρx .
TASI Lectures on Cosmological Perturbations
A∗ where the C ∗ the dual ∗Fα to the uncoupled free abelian field strength are (n − 2)-forms.
Local BRST cohomology in the antifield formalism: II. Application to Yang-Mills theory
Recall, however, that class I exists only in the academic situation where there are uncoupled abelian gauge fields. (iii) Class I I also uses the equations of motion in the proof that a1 should define elements of H (δ |d).
Local BRST cohomology in the antifield formalism: II. Application to Yang-Mills theory
Non-relativistically, rotational motion is “uncoupled” from the linear motion.
Polydimensional Relativity, a Classical Generalization of the Automorphism Invariance Principle
The gluon condensate is almost flat, so that the quark and gluon condensates are almost uncoupled.
The 3-flavor A-scaled Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model
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