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spool

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noun \ˈspül\

Simple Definition of spool

  • : a round object that is made to have something (such as thread, wire, or tape) wrapped around it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spool

  1. 1 :  a cylindrical device which has a rim or ridge at each end and an axial hole for a pin or spindle and on which material (as thread, wire, or tape) is wound

  2. 2 :  material or the amount of material wound on a spool

Origin and Etymology of spool

Middle English spole, from Middle Dutch spoele; akin to Old High German spuola spool


First Known Use: 14th century


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spool

verb

Definition of spool

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to wind on a spool

    2. 2 :  wind <spool the thread off the bobbin>

    3. 3 :  to regulate the transmission of by means of a spooler <spool data>

    4. intransitive verb
    5. 1 :  to wind itself on a spool

    6. 2 :  to be wound or unwound

    7. 3 :  to regulate data flow by means of a spooler



    1603

    First Known Use of spool

    1603


    SPOOL Defined for Kids

    spool

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    noun \ˈspül\

    Definition of spool for Students

    1. :  a small cylinder which has a rim or ridge at each end and a hole from end to end for a pin or spindle and on which material (as thread, wire, or tape) is wound




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