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Staple may mean:


  • 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 the staple port where wool exports were traded. From 1363 to 1558, this was at Calais.
  • Staple, Nord (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, Kent is a village in Kent, England near Sandwich.