Definition of spool verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    spool

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//spuːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spuːl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spool
    BrE BrE//spuːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spuːl//
     
    he / she / it spools
    BrE BrE//spuːlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spuːlz//
     
    past simple spooled
    BrE BrE//spuːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spuːld//
     
    past participle spooled
    BrE BrE//spuːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spuːld//
     
    -ing form spooling
    BrE BrE//ˈspuːlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspuːlɪŋ//
     
     
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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
  3. Word Origin Middle English (denoting a spool for thread): shortening of Old French espole or from Middle Low German spōle, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch spoel and German Spule. The verb dates from the early 17th cent.
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