American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cylinder of wood, plastic, cardboard, or other material on which wire, thread, or string is wound.
- n. The amount of wire, thread, or string wound on such a cylinder.
- n. Something similar to such a cylinder in shape or function.
- n. A reel for magnetic tape.
- v. To wind or be wound on or off a spool.
- v. To store (data sent to a printer) in a buffer, allowing the program that sent the data to the printer to resume its normal operation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small cylinder of wood or other material (with a projecting disk at each end), upon which thread or yarn is wound; a reel.
- n. The revolving metal shaft of an anglers′ reel, upon which the fishing-line is wound. See cut under reel.
- To wind on a spool.
- n. In electricity, the reel or bobbin upon which a resistance coil, magnet coil, or sometimes the field coil of a generator or motor is wound.
- n. A device around which thread, wire or cable is wound, especially a cylinder or spindle.
- n. computing A temporary storage area for electronic mail, etc.
- v. To wind on a spool or spools.
- v. computing 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).
- n. A small swimming pool that can be used also as a spa.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- v. To wind on a spool or spools.
- v. transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage
- v. wind onto a spool or a reel
- n. a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
- From spa and pool (Wiktionary)
- Middle English spole, from Old North French espole and from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German spoele (Old North French, from Middle Dutch).s(imultaneous) p(eripheral) o(perations) o(n) l(ine). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If you want to add extra distance make sure the spool is completely full of line.”
“The spool is oversized and allows for a lot of line but it feels bulky and over sized.”
“The rotating bail cup a short unskirted spool is in, prevents the line from doing this.”
“I replace light casting lines as soon as I notice any loss of line flexibility (the line starts to retain spool loops rather than straightening out nice and smooth).”
“- Because the spool is shallower (from top to bottom), the main shaft moves up and down less while you're reeling, which allows for a smaller reel body.”
“Change the line whenever you've cut it back to the point where the level on the spool is too low for good casting.”
“And if the line on the spool is last year's, replace it.”
“Magnetic systems work on a principle called Lenz's law, which simply means that the spinning of your aluminum spool is retarded by a magnetic field.”
“We’ll say it again, the screw to undo the spool is a pain in the butt.”
“AOK is a kind of layered musical piece that starts with the accordion in the center, on a revolving spool, which is me, and then surrounded by eight country fiddlers, and a chorus, and outside the chorus are, I think, four conductors, who help shape the material that goes by.”
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