Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a staple (fastening).

Etymologies

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staple +‎ -like

Examples

  • Hill's case rested in part on the testimony of the 15-year-old victim, who required seven or eight staplelike stitches to close his head wound.

    Montgomery officer not guilty in baton assault on unarmed teenager

  • Zipped into bodysuits crenellated with wires and exposed electronics, their headsets gouging deep staplelike grooves into their humanoid flesh, they make a gruesome spectacle of a constantly connected life-form.

    The Tyranny of E-mail

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