close couple

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couple-close, close couple

A pair of opposite rafters which are connected by a collar beam or tie beam and are tied together at the apex.
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""They are an incredibly close couple, real love birds - and now they're going to be a family.
CLOSE Couple were still tweeting each other as recently as Sunday
Nik and Sheri have always been such a close couple. Nobody ever believed they would split up."
He said: "They were a very close couple. We can only imagine that he couldn't bear the thought of living without her.
If you didn't know who they were, you'd have thought they were a close couple out on a romantic date."