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English definition of “staple”

staple

noun [C] (WIRE)    /ˈsteɪ.pl̩/
a short, thin piece of wire used to fasten sheets of paper together. It has sharp ends that are pushed through the paper and then bent flat by a special device.Pins, clips, hooks and pegsOffice equipmentCommunicating by telephonePaper and stationery a U-shaped piece of metal with sharp ends that is fixed into a surface to hold something, such as a wire fence, in a particular positionBuilding materialsPins, clips, hooks and pegs
(Definition of staple noun (WIRE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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