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Staple has several meanings:

  • a staple is a formed metal fastener used to secure sheets of material or wires
  • A Staple port was one in which trade in specified goods was regulated. The term is a medieval one. Normally the king licensed a particular group of merchants to trade in the commodity, in an area such as his kingdom and their trading had to be done in the staple town or port.
  • The Staple was Calais.
  • staple is the raw material, or its length and quality, of fibre from which textiles are made. It is the material in its standard form as a traded commodity.
  • a foodstuff that forms the basic constituent of a diet is a Staple food. It is a standard commodity rather than a speciality item.
  • Staple (pronunciation: stohpl) is a commune in the Nord département of France. This is the name in its Flemish form. Étaples Pas-de-Calais, is another place in which the word appears but in its French form.
  • Staple is a village in Kent, England near Sandwich
  • Staples, Inc. is an office supply retailer
  • Staple is a Christian metal band
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