stapler

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[ stey-pler ]
/ ˈsteɪ plər /

noun

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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Origin of stapler

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First recorded in 1905–10; staple1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for staple gun (1 of 2)

staple gun

noun

a mechanism that fixes staples to a surface

British Dictionary definitions for staple gun (2 of 2)

stapler
/ (ˈsteɪplə) /

noun

a machine that inserts staples into sheets of paper, etc, to hold them together
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