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Borrowed from English Hotchkiss, after the E. H. Hotchkiss Company of Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S., an early and prominent manufacturer of staplers.

Various Japanese sources[1][2][3][4] erroneously derive this from the surname of Benjamin B. Hotchkiss, inventor of a kind of machine gun. However, research by Jim Breen instead derives this from the surname of Eli Hubbell Hotchkiss.[5]

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ホッチキス (hotchikisu

  1. a stapler (device which binds together paper)

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References edit

  1. ^ Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ ホッチキス”, in 日本大百科全書:ニッポニカ (Nippon Dai Hyakka Zensho: Nipponica, Encyclopedia Nipponica)[1] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 1984
  4. ^ ホッチキス”, in 世界大百科事典 第2版 (Sekai Dai-hyakka Jiten Dainihan, Heibonsha World Encyclopedia Second Edition)[2] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Heibonsha, 1998
  5. ^ 2017, Jim Breen, “The Strange Tale of the Hotchkiss”, retrieved 2018 July 16
  6. ^ Kindaichi, Kyōsuke et al., editors (1997), 新明解国語辞典 (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN