A sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government
he was overthrown in an army coup
A notable or successful stroke or move
it was a major coup to get such a prestigious contract
An unusual or unexpected but successful tactic in card play
A contusion caused by contact of the brain with the skull at the point of trauma
(among North American Indians) An act of touching an armed enemy in battle as a deed of bravery, or an act of first touching an item of the enemy's in order to claim it
coup d'etat: a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
a brilliant and notable success
A coup d'état (plural: coups d'état)—also known as a coup, putsch, and overthrow—is the sudden unconstitutional deposition of a government, usually by a small group of the existing state establishment—typically the military—to replace the deposed government with another body; either civil or ...
Coup is the debut album by The New Regime, which is a solo project by Ilan Rubin, the previous drummer of Welsh band Lostprophets and current drummer of Nine Inch Nails. Ilan recorded all 10 tracks himself on all instruments, including vocals. ...
In contract bridge, coup is a generic name for various techniques in play, denoting a specific pattern in the lie and the play of cards.
In head injury, a coup injury occurs under the site of impact with an object, and a contrecoup injury occurs on the side opposite the area that was impacted.
The Coup is a political hip hop group based in Oakland, California. It formed as a three-member group in 1992 with emcees Raymond "Boots" Riley and E-Roc along with DJ Pam the Funkstress. ...
The first season of Alias premiered September 30, 2001 on ABC and concluded May 12, 2002 and was released on DVD in region 1 on September 2, 2003. Guest stars in season one include Sir Roger Moore, Terry O'Quinn, Quentin Tarantino, and Gina Torres.
A quick, brilliant, and highly successful act; a triumph; A coup d'état; By extension, a takeover of one group by another
(couped) cut off smoothly, as distinguished from erased; -- used especially for the head or limb of an animal
(Couped) (Cowped?) A dialect word for a sheep which has rolled on it's back and because of fleece or terrain cannot get back on it's feet.
(Couped) (koop'd) Said of an animal having the head or any limb cut clean off from the body. A head couped is a head having the appearance of being cut off with a sharp knife.
(Couped) Cut off. If said of a body-part, it means that the charge has a smooth edge where it was separated from the rest of the body, as opposed to a jagged edge, which would be erased. ...
(Couped) cut off, as a wolf's head couped; parts that appear to be torn off and have a jagged base line are erased; an animal head that is without a neck and facing the observer is cabossed.
(Couped) cut short and evenly
One roll; one decision. Winning bet.
In the evening of September 19, the Thai military overthrew the Thaksin government and seized control of Bangkok in a bloodless coup. ...
among many plains Indian groups, some act of valour such as touching an enemy in battle, by which prestige was conferred upon an individual. counting coup. the announcing of one's coups publicly.
a sudden stroke (conveys promptness and force). (AHD: a brilliantly executed stratagem; a triumph)
1. basked used to catch salmon 2. enclosed cart used to carry manure, or earth 3. cup
a highly successful and unexpected act or move; contraction of COUP D'ETAT. Also, among North American Plains Indians, a daring deed performed by a warrior in battle; also called "count coup", as derived from stroke or blow; see COUP STICK.
"We've taken over the government," the general cooed.
one of a number of technical plays, most often used to refer to the "trump coup" in which a finesse in trumps is taken by leading a non-trump because one hand has no more trumps.
Short for coup d état, meaning the sudden forcible overthrow of a government, accomplished quickly and by surprise
(koo) French: hit, strike, blow. Example: a "coup d'etat" is a blow against the state -a quick, sudden change of power