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staple1

sta·ple1

staple1

 
pronunciation:
steI pl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short, thin, U-shaped piece of stiff wire designed to be pushed through several sheets of paper or the like and then bent inward to serve as a fastener.
 
definition 2: a similar, usu. heavier fastener designed to be pushed into a hard surface but not bent, used to hold wires against a wall, or the like.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stapled, staples, stapling
definition: to attach or hold together using a staple or staples; drive a staple or staples into.