Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A computer program that sequences print jobs by temporarily storing them in a buffer and sending each to the printer when the printer is able to process it. Also called print spooler.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A program or process that spools (places data in a queue to be accessed later)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, spools.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who winds, or a machine used in winding, thread or yarn on spools.

Etymologies

spool +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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