Synonyms for stapling

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He gathered up a few papers and was stapling them together when Karns walked in.

For stapling the wires, in no case should the wires be left naked.

The skull is on a separate neck wire and all wires are fastened to the back board by passing through holes and then stapling.

WORD ORIGIN

"bent piece of metal with pointed ends," late 13c., from Old English stapol "post, pillar," from Proto-Germanic *stapulaz "pillar" (cf. Old Frisian stapul "stem of a tooth," Middle Low German stapel "block for executions," German Stapel "stake, beam"), from PIE stebh- (see staff (n.)).

Meaning "piece of thin wire driven through papers to hold them together" is attested from 1895. How this evolved into the modern fastening device is unclear, and it may not be the same word.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STAPLING

saddle stitch

noundecorative running stitch
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