See also: Stapler

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A stapler in action.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsteɪplə/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsteɪplɚ/

Etymology 1 edit

staple (verb) +‎ -er

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stapler (plural staplers)

  1. A device which binds together sheets of paper by driving a thin metal staple through the sheets and simultaneously folding over the ends of the staple against the back surface of the paper.
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Etymology 2 edit

staple (noun) +‎ -er

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stapler (plural staplers)

  1. (dated) A dealer in staple goods.
  2. (dated) One employed to sort wool according to its staple.
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