staple sta"ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {stapled} (-p'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {stapling}.] 1. To sort according to its staple; as, to staple cotton. [1913 Webster]

2. To fasten together with a staple[9] or staples; as, to staple a check to a letter. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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