Staple: this charge is borne in several instances for the sake of the play upon the name. Sometimes the term door-staple is used.
Argent, on a pile sable, a staple affixed to the centre of the pile interlaced with a horseshoe or--DUNSTAPLE PRIORY, Beds.
Argent, three staples sable--STAPLETON.
Argent, on a lion rampant sable a staple or on the shoulder--STAPLETON, co. Lancaster.
Argent, a chevron ermine between three staples sable--STAPLES.
Argent, a chevron between three door-staples gules--BRETON.
Argent, a saltire gules between four door-staples sable--STOCKTON.