- a dealer in wool.
- a person who sorts wool, according to the staple or fiber.
Origin of wool stapler
First recorded in 1700–10
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His father was a wool-stapler, holding a good position in the district.My Experiences as an Executioner
The streets were deserted, for it was now late at night, and he found his way without interruption to the wool-stapler's.Friends, though divided
G. A. Henty
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
- a person who sorts wool into different grades or classifications