Definition of wool-stapler in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝olˌstāp(ə)lər/


A person who buys wool from a producer, grades it, and sells it to a manufacturer.
Example sentences
  • Every eight miles or so was the country town, where lawyer, corn merchant, wool-stapler, saddler, veterinary surgeon, doctor, draper, milliner and so forth lived.
  • In 1822, his father Daniel could afford to leave the farm and start his own business in Bradford as a wool-stapler.
  • Lewes Wool Fair - On Friday last, the annual fair for the sale of wool was held at Lewes, in Sussex, and was well attended by numbers of the most respectable wool-staplers from London and elsewhere, and by the farmers of the eastern division of the county.

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Syllabification: wool-sta·pler

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