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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bobbin, spool, reel(verb)

    a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound

  2. spool(verb)

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

  3. spool(verb)

    wind onto a spool or a reel


  1. spool(Noun)

    A device around which thread, wire or cable is wound, especially a cylinder or spindle.

  2. spool(Noun)

    A temporary storage area for electronic mail, etc.

  3. spool(Verb)

    To wind on a spool or spools.

  4. spool(Verb)

    To send files to a device or a program (a spooler or a daemon that puts them in a queue for processing at a later time.

  5. spool(Noun)

    A small swimming pool that can be used also as a spa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spool(noun)

    a piece of cane or red 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

  2. Spool(verb)

    to wind on a spool or spools

  3. Origin: [OE. spole, OD. spoele, D. spoel; akin to G. spule, OHG. spuola, Dan. & Sw. spole.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spool

    spōōl, n. a hollow cylinder for winding yarn, &c., upon.—v.t. to wind on spools. [Low Ger. spole, Dut. spoel; Ger. spule.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. spool

    [from early IBM ‘Simultaneous Peripheral Operation On-Line’, but is widely thought to be a backronym] To send files to some device or program (a spooler) that queues them up and does something useful with them later. Without qualification, the spooler is the print spooler controlling output of jobs to a printer; but the term has been used in connection with other peripherals (especially plotters and graphics devices) and occasionally even for input devices. See also demon.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spool in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spool in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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