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stapler1

[stey-pler] /ˈsteɪ plər/
noun
1.
a machine for fastening together sheets of paper or the like, with wire staples.
2.
a wire-stitching machine, especially one used in bookbinding.
3.
Also called staple gun. a hand-powered tool used for driving heavy-duty wire staples into wood and other materials.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; staple1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for staple gun

staple gun

noun
1.
a mechanism that fixes staples to a surface

stapler

/ˈsteɪplə/
noun
1.
a machine that inserts staples into sheets of paper, etc, to hold them together
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Word Origin and History for staple gun

stapler

n.

mechanical device for driving staples, by 1949; agent noun from staple (v.).

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