spool

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Spool \Spool\ (sp[=oo]l), noun [OE. spole, OD. spoele, D. spoel; akin to G. spule, OHG. spuola, Dan. & Sw. spole.] A piece of cane or reed with a knot at each end, or a hollow cylinder of wood with a ridge at each end, used to wind thread or yarn upon.

{Spool stand}, an article holding spools of thread, turning on pins, -- used by women at their work.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Spool \Spool\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Spooled} (sp[=oo]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spooling}.] To wind on a spool or spools.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

spool

noun

1: a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound [syn: {bobbin}, {spool}, {reel}]

verb

1: transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage

2: wind onto a spool or a reel


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