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SPOOL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spool mean? 

SPOOL (noun)
  The noun SPOOL has 1 sense:

1. a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound

  Familiarity information: SPOOL used as a noun is very rare.


SPOOL (verb)
  The verb SPOOL has 2 senses:

1. transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage
2. wind onto a spool or a reel

  Familiarity information: SPOOL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPOOL (noun)


Sense 1spool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bobbin; spool; reel

Hypernyms ("spool" is a kind of...):

winder (mechanical device around which something can be wound)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "spool"):

filature (a bobbin used in spinning silk into thread)

shuttle (bobbin that passes the weft thread between the warp threads)


SPOOL (verb)


Sense 1spool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "spool" is one way to...):

transfer (move from one place to another)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2spool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wind onto a spool or a reel

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "spool" is one way to...):

roll; twine; wind; wrap (wrap or coil around)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "spool"):

cheese (wind onto a cheese)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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