from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A device used to drive a heavy staple{8} through multiple objects, so as to fasten them together; it has a spring mechanism which stores force as a lever is pulled by the operator's hand, and the force is released all at once to drive the staple fully into the object to be fastened.

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  • noun A heavy-duty device for driving staples directly into wood or other material.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a hand-held machine for driving staples home
  • noun a hand-held machine for driving staples home


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