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spool

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noun \ˈspül\

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

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Definition of spool

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to wind on a spool

  3. 2 :  wind <spool the thread off the bobbin>

  4. 3 :  to regulate the transmission of by means of a spooler <spool data>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to wind itself on a spool

  7. 2 :  to be wound or unwound

  8. 3 :  to regulate data flow by means of a spooler

1603

First Known Use of spool

1603


SPOOL Defined for English Language Learners

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spool

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noun \ˈspül\

Definition of spool for English Language Learners

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


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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