• WordNet 3.6
    • n stapler a machine that inserts staples into sheets of paper in order to fasten them together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The stapler was invented in Spring Valley, Minnesota.
    • Stapler A dealer in staple goods.
    • Stapler A device used to drive a staple{8} into objects so as to fasten them together.
    • Stapler One employed to assort wool according to its staple.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stapler A merchant of the staple; a monopolist. See staple, 3.
    • n stapler One employed in assorting wool according to its staple.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stapler a dealer
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estaple—Low Ger. stapel, a heap.


In literature:

These two collections give us a vivid picture of wool staplers in their public and private lives.
"Medieval People" by Eileen Edna Power
Methinks Cuthbert will need no hint from me to despise the home of the honest wool stapler.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
As to the property assessed, wool-staplers and maltsters were the principal items.
"Fragments of Two Centuries" by Alfred Kingston
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" by John Meade Falkner
Here wool was being sorted by staplers who were expert in judging its quality.
"The Story of Wool" by Sara Ware Bassett
They arrested as a witness an old negro named John Stapler, noted for his loyalty to the Camerons.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
J. Monument: Richard Stapler.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Would you feel the same if it was toothbrushes or staplers?
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
The days of Burleigh were hardly days when the son of a provincial wool-stapler was likely to be much heard of in the domain of politics.
"The Bridling of Pegasus" by Alfred Austin
The various classes of wool are sold to the wool-stapler and so to the woollen industry.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett

In news:

Ethicon Endo- Surgery pulls surgical staplers over performance issues.
This is the second marriage for Ribeiro, who has a 9-year-old daughter, Sienna, with ex-wife Robin Stapler.
One such prank was putting Dwight's stapler in Jell-O , but it's not as easy to do as you might think.
The Hot Stapler uses heat to embed a staple .
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To enter, contestants—fearless defenders of the right to bear staplers —can email OFM with photos depicting the creative lengths to which they've gone to ensure their staplers don't go for a walk, along with a brief explanation.
Staplers must have tiny, hidden feet.
One such prank was putting Dwight's stapler in Jell-O, but it's not as easy to do as you might think.
The E-Z Red PRK6 Hot Stapler Plastic Repair Kit has three heat settings for use on different plastics, and three different staple types included.
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The INSORB® 1 Single User Forceps is a proprietary medical device that allows a single clinician to close a surgical incision with the INSORB 20 Subcuticular Skin Stapler entirely by themselves.
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc Proximate PPH Hemorrhoidal Circular Stapler and Accessories 33mm, Proximate HCS Hemorrhoidal Circular Stapler and Accessories 33mm and the Transtar Circular Stapler Procedure Set.
New oil-free, low-maintenance nailers and staplers boast longevity, consistent performance and more versatility.
And Rob Schneider is a stapler in The Stapler.
Thirteen years after Office Space came out, Stephen Root 's used to being compared to the cubicle drone whose only joy in life is his stapler.