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Definition of spool verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spool
    he / she / it spools
    past simple spooled
    -ing form spooling
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  1. 1[transitive] spool something + adv./prep. to wind something onto or off a spool
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] spool (something) (computing) to move data and store it for a short time, for example on a disk, especially before it is printed
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