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English definition of “staple”

staple

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsteɪpl/
a small piece of wire that you put through pieces of paper to join them togetherPins, clips, hooks and pegsOffice equipmentCommunicating by telephonePaper and stationery
staple verb [T] to join pieces of paper together with staplesOffice practices
(Definition of staple noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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