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



BrE BrE//spuːl//
; NAmE NAmE//spuːl//
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(especially North American English) = reel a spool of thread Word OriginMiddle 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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