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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ I was representing a young boy who had been injured playing in the railroad yards on a large cable spool.
▪ Kirov stripped the tape from its spool and carefully incinerated it.
▪ Mr Chen was delighted: he snapped pictures while the spools of the tape recorder turned slowly.
▪ Nestling between the two spools was a tiny plastic packet, smaller than a thumbnail.
▪ Quinn was rewinding the spool for another attempt when Auster and his wife entered the room.
▪ That spool has a limited but steady sale to academics - a tribute to all the knowledge you had packed away.
▪ The spool is of ideal size, large enough to aid trotting and casting without being over sized.
▪ There she was, limp and pale in front of the spools of ribbon in the Emporium.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Spool \Spool\ (sp[=oo]l), n. [OE. spole, OD. spoele, D. spoel; akin to G. spule, OHG. spuola, Dan. & Sw. spole.] A piece of cane or reed with a knot at each end, or a hollow cylinder of wood with a ridge at each end, used to wind thread or yarn upon.

Spool stand, an article holding spools of thread, turning on pins, -- used by women at their work.


Spool \Spool\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spooled (sp[=oo]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Spooling.] To wind on a spool or spools.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., "wheel for winding thread upon," from Old North French spole, espole "a spool" (13c.), from Middle Dutch spoele "a spool," from Proto-Germanic *spolon (cognates: Norwegian and Swedish spole, Old High German spuola, German Spule "a spool, bobbin"), from PIE root *spel- "to cleave, split" (see spoil (v.)).


c.1600, from spool (n.). Related: Spooled; spooling; spooler (1550s).


Etymology 1 n. 1 A device around which thread, wire or cable is wound, especially a cylinder or spindle. 2 (context computing English) A temporary storage area for electronic mail, etc. vb. 1 To wind on a spool or spools. 2 (context computing English) To send files to a device or a program (a spooler or a daemon that puts them in a queue for processing at a later time). Etymology 2

n. A small swimming pool that can be used also as a sp

  1. n. a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound [syn: bobbin, reel]

  2. v. transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage

  3. wind onto a spool or a reel


Spool may refer to:

  • Spool, a usually low-flanged or unflanged cylinder on which thread, wire, cable, paper, film, straps, or tape is wound for distribution or use.
    • Bobbin, a cylinder or reel on which a quantity of thread, yarn or wire is wound for use in a particular machine or device
    • Cable reel used to carry various types of electrical wires
  • Spool (software company), a software company that allows users to save video and text onto their mobile devices to view the content offline
  • Spooling, Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On-line, transferring data between media concurrently with other work, in computing
  • "Spool" can refer to the unit of rotating components inside of a jet engine, so-named because the rotating shaft with compressor and turbine blades on each end resembles an empty thread spool. Turbofans can have up to three spools, with the shafts of the outer spools rotating within the hollow shaft of the innermost spool.
  • Spooling up, increasing RPM's and thrust in a jet engine after the throttle has been advanced
  • Spool (record label), active from 1998–2008
Spool (record label)

Spool was a recording label from 1998–2008 started by Vern Weber and Daniel Kernohan. During its life it put out 41 CDs primarily of improvised music, but also electro-acoustic music, experimental & new composition and avant-rock. The label divided its releases into 4 series, LINE, FIELD, POINT, and ARC. Roughly, LINE was the improviser series, POINT, the composer series, FIELD, electro-acoustic series and ARC, the avant-rock series.

In December 2001, Mark Miller writing in The Globe & Mail said talking about the state of Jazz: "It's work supported not by the majors, but by smaller companies, as small as the Uxbridge, Ont., label Spool, which released two of the most interesting Canadian CDs of 2001, West Coast guitarist Tony Wilson's melancholic Lowest Note and a boisterous collaboration between trombonist/composer George Lewis and Vancouver's NOW Orchestra, The Shadowgraph Series." Spool was profiled in Coda magazine by Greg Buium. Spool releases received reviews by Mark Miller (Globe & Mail), Geoff Chapman (The Toronto Star) and in several magazines such as Down Beat, Cadence, Signal to Noise, Exclaim, Georgia Straight, The Province, The Wire, ImproJazz (France), JazzLive (Germany. The label was nominated twice by the National Jazz Awards of Canada.

The label featured such prominent jazz artists as Dewey Redman, Anthony Braxton, Paul Rutherford (trombone player), George Lewis (trombonist), Mats Gustafsson & Ken Vandermark. A particular feature of the label was the documentation of the Vancouver scene covering then up & coming musicians and veterans alike including: Paul Plimley, François Houle, Peggy Lee, Dylan van der Schyff, Tony Wilson, & NOW Orchestra. Toronto and Montreal scene were also covered with artists such as François Carrier, Lori Freedman, Marilyn Lerner, Brett Larner, Sarah Peebles, Gayle Young, Allison Cameron, John Oswald & AIMToronto Orchestra. European performers of note were Fred Frith, John Butcher, Joelle Leandre, Michael Moore, & Tobias Delius.

Spool (software company)

Spool was a free social bookmarking program and social network that was launched in October 2011 at TechCrunch Disrupt. The service allowed users to cache a webpage, including any media on the page, for offline consumption on any mobile device. Spool raised over $1 million from angel investors in January 2012. Facebook acquired Spool in July 2012, in what was rumored to be a very competitive process.

Usage examples of "spool".

Kamov-26 helicopter started spinning rapidly as Manso spooled up the revs of the jet turbine engine.

Returning to the spools of microfilm and also to the hardcopy issues of the daily Register, we continued our research.

Tiny doors swung open on the underside and long spools of microlight fiber dropped down from the ring.

Machines on the surface dug what looked to Jory like simple trenches, and unwound spools of the equivalent of barbed wire, long strands of polyphase matter, each displaying a quasi intelligence on the level of that of an ant or bee, programmed to entrap or at least delay berserker landing machines when they appeared.

Jules and Yvette studied, analyzed and restudied fortyseven spools of top-secret data, then sent them-topsecretly-through channels back to the Head.

It sounded like a tornado, or the sound of some odd jet engine spooling up.

With the helo airborne, we were already at flight quarters, but now the hard rolling thunder of a Tomcat engine spooling up rattled the 03 level.

I found a spool of unexposed black and white film, loaded the camera and got to work.

I was in the mood to flick through the pages of 99 Unretouched Scandinavian Virgins Deflowered In Full Color and then toddle off to my antique spool bed.

Gears -engaged with a clatter, bearings began grinding just audibly beneath the music, and the canvas began moving slowly across the stage, feeding from the full spool toward the empty.

Instead the mild little inventor, with his spools and his pulleys, his bits of wire and his measureless reaches of string, pursued his peaceful though tortuous way, and if his abode became transformed into a magnified cobweb only himself and Celestina were inconvenienced thereby.

Computers spooled tape and illuminated buttons flashed in sequence, though what that signified Charlton had no idea.

He had an emblade which was useless as a weapon, a single spraytube of fadeaway, a sonic bomb and a spool of fineline left to him.

We repeat, however, that books, films, spools, and exhibits on such subjects as shoplifting, explosives, safe-cracking, mental-suggestion, seduction, death rays, hypnotism, aphrodisiacs, sabotage, secret jujitsu blows, and undetectable murder methods are forbidden under a law which has just been enacted.

Raised on its kickstand, the rear wheel turned freely against a simple wooden spool that in turn drove the gears that powered the drill cables.