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Meaning of “staple gun” in the English Dictionary

"staple gun" in British English

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staple gunnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsteɪ.pl̩.ɡʌn/
a ​tool that you ​hold in ​yourhand and use to ​pushstaples into a ​surface
(Definition of staple gun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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staple gunnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsteɪ·pəl ˌɡʌn/
a ​tool used to ​pushstaples (= ​thinwires) into a ​surface such as ​wood
(Definition of staple gun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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