staple gun
staple gun sta"ple gun`, n. 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. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • staple gun — noun a hand held mechanical tool for driving staples into a hard surface …   English new terms dictionary

  • staple gun — noun (C) a tool used for putting strong staples into walls …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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