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.

Origin of stapler

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First recorded in 1905–10; staple1 + -er1

Definition for stapler (2 of 2)

stapler2
[ stey-pler ]
/ ˈsteɪ plər /

noun

a person who staples wool.
a merchant who deals in a staple or staples.

Origin of stapler

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First recorded in 1505–15; staple2 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for stapler

  • This other dingus was undoubtedly a typewriter—and this small gadget on the desk a stapler.

    The Mighty Dead|William Campbell Gault
  • Captain Stapler, who was no card-player, looked on and replenished the long glasses of Scotch that stood at each man's right hand.

    A Son Of The Sun|Jack London

British Dictionary definitions for stapler

stapler
/ (ˈsteɪplə) /

noun

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