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 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, "0days, a failed patch, and a backdoor threat. Update Tuesday highlights," 12 Aug. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'spooler.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of spooler

1971, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about spooler

Time Traveler for spooler

Time Traveler

The first known use of spooler was in 1971

See more words from the same year

Statistics for spooler

Cite this Entry

“Spooler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spooler. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on spooler

What made you want to look up spooler? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!