wool stapler



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

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

Historical Examples of wool stapler

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

  • 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

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for wool stapler

wool stapler


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