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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 of stapler1
1905-1910
1905-10; staple1 + -er1

stapler2

[stey-pler] /ˈsteɪ plər/
noun
1.
a person who staples wool.
2.
a merchant who deals in a staple or staples.
Origin
1505-15; staple2 + -er1
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  • This other dingus was undoubtedly a typewriter—and this small gadget on the desk a stapler.

    The Mighty Dead William Campbell Gault
  • Captain stapler, who was no card-player, looked on and replenished the long glasses of Scotch that stood at each man's right hand.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for stapler

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 stapler
n.

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

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