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Definitions of spool

  1. a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (computer science) transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. wind onto a spool or a reel Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To wind on a spool or spools. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A cylinder with a ridge at each end, on which thread, etc., is wound. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To wind on a spool. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. A hollow cylinder for winding yarn upon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To wind on spools. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Small cylinder to wind thread on. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A small cylinder upon which thread or the like may be wound. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The quantity of thread held by a spool. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A piece of cane or reed used by weavers for winding yarn on. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A cane or reed with a knob at each end, or a hollow cylinder of wood surrounded by a ridge at each end, on which thread or yarn is wound. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Acronym for Simultaneous PeripheralOperation On-Line; but see also spool. foldoc_fs
  17. An object-oriented logic programming language.["An Experience with a Prolog Based Language", K. Fukunaga etal, SIGPLAN Notices 21(11):224-231 (Nov 1986) (OOPSLA '86)]. foldoc_fs
  18. To send files to some device or program (a"spooler" or demon) that puts them in a queue for laterprocessing of some kind. Without qualification, the spooleris the "print spooler" controlling output of jobs to aprinter; but the term has been used in connection with otherperipherals (especially plotters and graphics devices) andoccasionally even for input devices.The term "SPOOL" has been attributed to IBM as an acronymfor Simultaneous Peripheral Operation On-Line but it'swidely thought to have been contrived for effect.[No connection with "spool of magnetic tape"?] foldoc_fs
  19. 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. dictgcide_fs
  20. sp[=oo]l, n. a hollow cylinder for winding yarn, &c., upon.--v.t. to wind on spools. [Low Ger. spole, Dut. spoel; Ger. spule.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Reel for winding yarn &c. on; revolving shaft of angler\'s reel; (vb) wind on s. [middle Dutch] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. [Ger.] A kind of reel for winding thread on. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  23. n. [Dutch] A piece of cane or reed, or a hollow cylinder of wood with a ridge at each end, used to wind thread or yarn upon. Cabinet Dictionary

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