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

Examples of spooler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The recent Microsoft Print spooler vulnerability is just one example of this. Haim Glickman, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 The threat, colloquially known as PrintNightmare, stems from bugs in the Windows print spooler, which provides printing functionality inside local networks. Dan Goodin, Wired, 8 July 2021 The vulnerability was the result of the print spooler allowing an attacker to write arbitrary data to any file on a computer with system privileges. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 12 Aug. 2020

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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 16 May. 2022.

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