spool

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English[edit]

Spools

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English spole (possibly via Old Northern French spole, espole), from Middle Dutch spoele, from Old Dutch *spōla, *spuola, from Proto-Germanic *spōlǭ(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[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 blend of spa +‎ pool.

Noun[edit]

spool ‎(plural spools)

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

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