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Word meaning staple

n. A settled mart; an emporium; a city or town to which merchants brought commodities for sale or exportation in bulk; a place for wholesale traffic.
n. Hence: Place of supply; source; fountain head.
n. The principal commodity of traffic in a market; a principal commodity or production of a country or district; as, wheat, maize, and cotton are great staples of the United States.
n. The principal constituent in anything; chief item.
n. Unmanufactured material; raw material.
n. The fiber of wool, cotton, flax, or the like; as, a coarse staple; a fine staple; a long or short staple.
n. A loop of iron, or a bar or wire, bent and formed with two points to be driven into wood, to hold a hook, pin, or the like.
n. A shaft, smaller and shorter than the principal one, joining different levels.
n. A small pit.
n. A district granted to an abbey.
a. Pertaining to, or being market of staple for, commodities; as, a staple town.
a. Established in commerce; occupying the markets; settled; as, a staple trade.
a. Fit to be sold; marketable.
a. Regularly produced or manufactured in large quantities; belonging to wholesale traffic; principal; chief.
v. t. To sort according to its staple; as, to staple cotton.

Crossword clues for staple

- A fastener
- A principal commodity
- Fastener
- Main or important
- Metal fastener
- Paper fastener
- Principal
- Staff of life

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