COUPLEn. Two of a kind, as two aces, two jacks, two fives, etc. A pair. A popular kind of couple is the Bartlett Pair, named in honor of the inventor, Mr. Bartlett, of the Bulletin. It consists of an eight and a seven, with one of the spots of the eight covered by the player’s thumb. A Bartlett Pair can be made of a seven and a six in the same way.