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spool

 (spo͞ol)
n.
1.
a. A cylinder of wood, plastic, cardboard, or other material on which wire, thread, or string is wound.
b. The amount of wire, thread, or string wound on such a cylinder.
c. Something similar to such a cylinder in shape or function.
2. A reel for magnetic tape.
tr. & intr.v. spooled, spool·ing, spools
1. To wind or be wound on or off a spool.
2. To store (data sent to a printer) in a buffer, allowing the program that sent the data to the printer to resume its normal operation.

[Middle English spole, from Old North French espole and from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German spoele (Old North French, from Middle Dutch).]

spool

(spuːl)
n
1. (Electronics) a device around which magnetic tape, film, cotton, etc, can be automatically wound, with plates at top and bottom to prevent it from slipping off
2. anything round which other materials, esp thread, are wound
vb
(sometimes foll by up) to wind or be wound onto a spool or reel
[C14: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German spuolo, Middle Dutch spoele]

spool

(spul)

n.
1. a cylindrical object or device on which something is wound, typically having a rim at each end and a hole for a spindle running lengthwise through the center.
2. the material or quantity of material wound on such a device.
3. a bobbin or reel.
4. the cylindrical drum in a fishing reel that bears the line.
v.t.
5. to wind on a spool.
6. to unwind from a spool (usu. fol. by off or out).
v.i.
7. to wind.
8. to unwind.
[1275–1325; Middle English spole < Middle Dutch spoele or Middle Low German spōle]
spool′er, n.

spool


Past participle: spooled
Gerund: spooling

Imperative
spool
spool
Present
I spool
you spool
he/she/it spools
we spool
you spool
they spool
Preterite
I spooled
you spooled
he/she/it spooled
we spooled
you spooled
they spooled
Present Continuous
I am spooling
you are spooling
he/she/it is spooling
we are spooling
you are spooling
they are spooling
Present Perfect
I have spooled
you have spooled
he/she/it has spooled
we have spooled
you have spooled
they have spooled
Past Continuous
I was spooling
you were spooling
he/she/it was spooling
we were spooling
you were spooling
they were spooling
Past Perfect
I had spooled
you had spooled
he/she/it had spooled
we had spooled
you had spooled
they had spooled
Future
I will spool
you will spool
he/she/it will spool
we will spool
you will spool
they will spool
Future Perfect
I will have spooled
you will have spooled
he/she/it will have spooled
we will have spooled
you will have spooled
they will have spooled
Future Continuous
I will be spooling
you will be spooling
he/she/it will be spooling
we will be spooling
you will be spooling
they will be spooling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spooling
you have been spooling
he/she/it has been spooling
we have been spooling
you have been spooling
they have been spooling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spooling
you will have been spooling
he/she/it will have been spooling
we will have been spooling
you will have been spooling
they will have been spooling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spooling
you had been spooling
he/she/it had been spooling
we had been spooling
you had been spooling
they had been spooling
Conditional
I would spool
you would spool
he/she/it would spool
we would spool
you would spool
they would spool
Past Conditional
I would have spooled
you would have spooled
he/she/it would have spooled
we would have spooled
you would have spooled
they would have spooled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spool - a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be woundspool - a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
filature - a bobbin used in spinning silk into thread
shuttle - bobbin that passes the weft thread between the warp threads
winder - mechanical device around which something can be wound
Verb1.spool - transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
transfer - move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital"
2.spool - wind onto a spool or a reel
twine, wrap, wind, roll - arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
cheese - wind onto a cheese; "cheese the yarn"
Translations
بَكَرَهمِكَب خيطان
cívka
spoletrisse
spólaspóla, kefli
kaseterullītisspole
bobijn
motek
bobinmakara

spool

[spuːl] N (Phot) (for thread) → carrete m; (for film etc) → bobina f; (on fishing line) → cucharilla f; (on sewing machine) → canilla f

spool

[ˈspuːl] nbobine f

spool

n (Phot, on sewing machine) → Spule f; (on fishing line) → Rolle f; (for thread) → (Garn)rolle f; (of thread)Rolle f
vt (Comput) filespulen; to spool a print jobeinen Druckauftrag in die Warteschlange stellen

spool

[spuːl] n (Phot) (on sewing machine, on fishing line) → bobina; (spool of thread) → rocchetto di filo

spool

(spuːl) noun
1. a type of cylindrical holder. How can I wind this film back on to its spool?
2. the amount of thread, film etc held by such a holder. She used three spools of thread in one week.
References in classic literature ?
The Manxman took the reel, and holding it high up, by the projecting handle-ends of the spindle, round which the spool of line revolved, so stood with the angular log hanging downwards, till Ahab advanced to him.
We split the ball open with the hatchet, and there was a spool in it.
He had besides the things before mentioned, twelve marbles, part of a jews-harp, a piece of blue bottle-glass to look through, a spool cannon, a key that wouldn't unlock anything, a fragment of chalk, a glass stopper of a decanter, a tin soldier, a couple of tadpoles, six fire-crackers, a kitten with only one eye, a brass door- knob, a dog-collar -- but no dog -- the handle of a knife, four pieces of orange-peel, and a dilapidated old window sash.
Then there's a row of circle-borderin' round the grapes, and she done them the size of a spool.
Some cables are so large that a single spool of cable will weigh twenty-six tons and require a giant truck and a sixteen-horse team to haul it to its resting-place.
Because of the fact that a cable's inevitable enemy is moisture, each cable is wound on an immense spool and rolled into an oven until it is as dry as a cinder.
Next, I inspected the work itself, of which there still remained a few remnants, and saw that you had used one of my letters for a spool upon which to wind your thread.
However, the Wizard went once more to his satchel--which seemed to contain a surprising variety of odds and ends--and brought out a spool of strong wire, by means of which they managed to fasten four of the wings to Jim's harness, two near his head and two near his tail.
The boy early developed a mechanical genius which delighted his father and distracted his mother, for he tried to imitate every machine he saw, and kept the nursery in a chaotic condition, with his `sewinsheen', a mysterious structure of string, chairs, clothespins, and spools, for wheels to go
Well, never mind; I'll look your box over,--thimble, wax, two spools, scissors, knife, tape-needle; all right,--put it in here.
I used to feel very miserable; for though I was a beggar, I was not a naughty child; I used to say my prayers every night and morning, I never stole anything, and I did as Heaven bade me in begging for my living, for there was nothing that I could turn my hands to, and I was really unfit for work--quite unable to handle a hoe or to wind spools of cotton.
Wind this line back onto the spool under pressure (through the thumb and forefinger of your rod hand).