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- a machine for fastening together sheets of paper or the like, with wire staples.
- a wire-stitching machine, especially one used in bookbinding.
- Also called staple gun. a hand-powered tool used for driving heavy-duty wire staples into wood and other materials.
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Examples from the Web for stapler
Captain Stapler, who was no card-player, looked on and replenished the long glasses of Scotch that stood at each man's right hand.
This other dingus was undoubtedly a typewriter—and this small gadget on the desk a stapler.
British Dictionary definitions for stapler
- a machine that inserts staples into sheets of paper, etc, to hold them together
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for stapler
mechanical device for driving staples, by 1949; agent noun from staple (v.).
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