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1spool

noun \ˈspül\

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

Full Definition of SPOOL

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
:  material or the amount of material wound on a spool
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Origin of SPOOL

Middle English spole, from Middle Dutch spoele; akin to Old High German spuola spool
First Known Use: 14th century

2spool

verb

Definition of SPOOL

transitive verb
1
:  to wind on a spool
2
:  wind <spool the thread off the bobbin>
3
:  to regulate the transmission of by means of a spooler <spool data>
intransitive verb
1
:  to wind itself on a spool
2
:  to be wound or unwound
3
:  to regulate data flow by means of a spooler

First Known Use of SPOOL

1603
SPOOL Defined for Kids

spool

noun \ˈspül\

Definition of SPOOL for Kids

:  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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