any cylindrical piece or device on which something is wound.
a small cylindrical piece of wood or other material on which yarn is wound in spinning, for use in weaving; a bobbin.
a small cylinder of wood or other material on which thread, wire, or tape is wound, typically expanded or with a rim at each end and having a hole lengthwise through the center.
the material or quantity of material wound on such a device.
Angling. the cylindrical drum in a reel that bears the line.
verb (used with object)
to wind on a spool.
to unwind from a spool (usually followed by off or out).
Computers. to operate (an input/output device) by using buffers in main and secondary storage.
verb (used without object)
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
anything round which other materials, esp thread, are wound
(sometimes foll by up) to wind or be wound onto a spool or reel
To store data that is sent to a device, such as a printer, in a buffer that the device reads. This procedure allows the program that sent the data to the device to resume its normal operation without waiting for the device to process the data.
operating system, tool
Software or hardware to which data is spooled and which processes that data (e.g. prints it) in the background.
simultaneous peripheral operation online
- Spool file
Any file to which data is spooled to await the next stage of processing. Especially used in circumstances where spooling the data copes with a mismatch between speeds in two devices or pieces of software. For example, when you send mail under Unix, it’s typically copied to a spool file to await a transport demon’s […]
noun 1. any cylindrical piece or device on which something is wound. 2. a small cylindrical piece of wood or other material on which yarn is wound in spinning, for use in weaving; a bobbin. 3. a small cylinder of wood or other material on which thread, wire, or tape is wound, typically expanded or […]
noun 1. a kind of sherbet made from fruit juice or wine, mixed after freezing with uncooked meringue.
noun 1. a back of a chair or the like, having a splat curved outward at the bottom.