spool

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English[edit]

Spools

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Northern French spole, espole (a spool), from Middle Dutch spoele, from Proto-Germanic *spolon, from Proto-Indo-European *spel- (to cleave, split).

Noun[edit]

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.
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Verb[edit]

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).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From spa and pool

Noun[edit]

spool (plural spools)

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

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