wool stapler

wool stapler
noun
1. a dealer in wool
Hypernyms: ↑distributor, ↑distributer
2. a person who sorts wool into different grades
Syn: ↑woolsorter
Hypernyms: ↑grader

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noun
: one that deals in wool; especially : one that buys raw wool and sorts it before selling to a manufacturer

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woolstapling, adj.
1. a dealer in wool.
2. a person who sorts wool, according to the staple or fiber.
[1700-10]

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wool stapler,
a merchant who buys wool from the producer, grades it, and sells it to the manufacturer.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Wool stapler — Wool Wool (w[oo^]l), n. [OE. wolle, wulle, AS. wull; akin to D. wol, OHG. wolla, G. wolle, Icel. & Sw. ull, Dan. uld, Goth, wulla, Lith. vilna, Russ. volna, L. vellus, Skr. [=u]r[.n][=a] wool, v[.r] to cover. [root]146, 287. Cf. {Flannel},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wool stapler — n. 1. a person who sells wool 2. a person who sorts wool according to its staple, or fiber …   English World dictionary

  • wool-stapler — woolˈ stapler noun 1. A dealer in wool 2. A woolsorter • • • Main Entry: ↑wool …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wool-stapler — A wool stapler is a dealer in wool. The wool stapler buys wool from the producer, sorts and grades it, and sells it on to manufacturers.The expression is now antiquated. The word staple in this context means a place appointed by royal authority,… …   Wikipedia

  • wool-stapler — wool sta·pler (wo͝olʹstā plər) n. 1. A dealer in wool. 2. One who sorts wool by the quality of the staple or fiber.   woolʹ sta pling adj. & n. * * * …   Universalium

  • wool stapler — wool′ sta pler n. 1) a dealer in wool 2) a person who sorts wool according to the staple or fiber • Etymology: 1700–10 wool′ sta pling, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • wool-stapler — /ˈwʊl steɪplə/ (say wool staypluh) noun a dealer in wool, especially one who sorts it according to the staple or fibre, before selling it to the manufacturer. –wool stapling, adjective …  

  • wool stapler — woolstapling, adj. 1. a dealer in wool. 2. a person who sorts wool, according to the staple or fiber. [1700 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • wool-stapler — noun archaic a person who buys wool from a producer, grades it, and sells it to a manufacturer …   English new terms dictionary

  • Wool — (w[oo^]l), n. [OE. wolle, wulle, AS. wull; akin to D. wol, OHG. wolla, G. wolle, Icel. & Sw. ull, Dan. uld, Goth, wulla, Lith. vilna, Russ. volna, L. vellus, Skr. [=u]r[.n][=a] wool, v[.r] to cover. [root]146, 287. Cf. {Flannel}, {Velvet}.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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