Pronunciation: (stā'plur),[key] —n. 1. a machine for fastening together sheets of paper or the like, with wire staples.
2. a wire-stitching machine, esp. one used in bookbinding.
3. Also called sta'ple gun". a hand-powered tool used for driving heavy-duty wire staples into wood and other materials.
Pronunciation: (stā'plur),[key] —n. 1. a person who staples wool.
2. a merchant who deals in a staple or staples.