Meaning of “staple gun” in the English Dictionary

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"staple gun" in British English

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staple gunnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsteɪ.pəl ɡʌn/ us /ˈsteɪ.pəl ɡʌn/

a tool that you hold in your hand and use to push staples into a surface

(Definition of “staple gun” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"staple gun" in American English

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staple gunnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsteɪ·pəl ˌɡʌn/

a tool used to push staples (= thin wires) into a surface such as wood

(Definition of “staple gun” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)