Definition of staple gun in US English:

staple gun


  • A handheld mechanical tool for driving staples into a hard surface.

    • ‘I then explained how we would use the palettes as a base and then add painted and cut-out pieces of cardboard with glue guns, staple guns and nails.’
    • ‘Fasten the fabric to the canvas with a staple gun.’
    • ‘I use a staple gun to shoot nails into the back of my frame to keep my project in place.’
    • ‘On the outside walls use a staple gun or small nails to string up lights in the shape of castles, sleighs, Christmas trees, reindeer, etc.’
    • ‘To keep the netting taut as you unroll it, staple the netting to each post with your staple gun.’
    • ‘Every day for weeks we packed up our car with flyers, staple guns, heavy tape, tacks and our children.’
    • ‘Simply cut the fabric slightly larger than the drawer or door front, then use a staple gun to adhere it to the back, stretching it snug as you go.’
    • ‘In addition, manual staple guns are available to make fastening the materials to the soil surface easier and faster.’
    • ‘First, we stretched the canvas over the plywood boards using staple guns.’
    • ‘Arthur sympathizes and remembers his own accident with a staple gun.’


staple gun

/ˈstāpəl ˌɡən//ˈsteɪpəl ˌɡən/