spooler

noun
spool·​er | \ ˈspü-lər How to pronounce spooler (audio) \

Definition of spooler

: a computer utility that regulates data flow by receiving data (as from a word processor), queuing the data in a buffer, and then transmitting it (as to a printer) with increased efficiency

First Known Use of spooler

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Spooler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spooler. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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