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Spool

English

Spools

Pronunciation

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -u:l
  • Rhymes: -l

Etymology 1

From Middle English spole (possibly via Old Northern French spole, espole), from Middle Dutch spoele, from Old Dutch *sp?la, *spuola, from Proto-Germanic *sp?l? ("spool"), from Proto-Indo-European *spel- ("to cleave, split"). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Spoule ("spool"), Dutch spoel ("spool"), German Spule ("spool"), Swedish spole ("spool"), Icelandic spóla ("spool; reel").

Noun

spool (plural spools)

  1. A device around which thread, wire or cable is wound, especially a cylinder or spindle.
  2. (computing) A temporary storage area for electronic mail, etc.
Translations

Verb

spool (third-person singular simple present spools, present participle spooling, simple past and past participle spooled)

  1. To wind on a spool or spools.
  2. (computing) To send files to a device or a program (a spooler or a daemon that puts them in a queue for processing at a later time).
Translations

Etymology 2

From blend of spa +‎ pool.

Noun

spool (plural spools)

  1. A small swimming pool that can be used also as a spa.

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