wool stapler

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noun

a dealer in wool.
a person who sorts wool, according to the staple or fiber.

Nearby words

  1. wool cheque,
  2. wool classing,
  3. wool clip,
  4. wool fat,
  5. wool sponge,
  6. wool store,
  7. wool table,
  8. wool-sorter's disease,
  9. woolen,
  10. wooler

Origin of wool stapler

First recorded in 1700–10

Related formswool·sta·pling, adjective

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Examples from the Web for wool stapler

  • His father was a wool-stapler, holding a good position in the district.

  • Among all the sad hearts in the abbey church, there was none sadder than that of Richard Vinnicomb, merchant and wool-stapler.

    The Nebuly Coat|John Meade Falkner
  • The streets were deserted, for it was now late at night, and he found his way without interruption to the wool-stapler's.

  • The various classes of wool are sold to the wool-stapler and so to the woollen industry.

    Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett


British Dictionary definitions for wool stapler

wool stapler

noun

a person who sorts wool into different grades or classifications
Derived Formswool-stapling, noun, adjective

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