Cou"ple-close` (k?p"?-kl?s`), n.; pl. Couple-closes (-kl"sz).
A diminutive of the chevron, containing one fourth of its surface. Couple-closes are generally borne one on each side of a chevron, and the blazoning may then be either a chevron between two couple-closes or chevron cottised.
A pair of rafters framed together with a tie fixed at their feet, or with a collar beam.
© Webster 1913.