stapler

1 of 2

noun (1)

sta·​pler ˈstā-p(ə-)lər How to pronounce stapler (audio)
: one that deals in staple goods or in staple fiber

stapler

2 of 2

noun (2)

: one that inserts staples
especially : a small usually hand-operated device for inserting wire staples

Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

circa 1533, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stapler was circa 1533

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Cite this Entry

“Stapler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stapler. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

stapler

noun

sta·​pler
ˈstā-p(ə-)lər
: a device that staples

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