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.
These bobbins are transferred to a machine called a spooler where the yarn is re-wound on a spool preparatory to making the warp.
One day when a "spooler" was ill, Susan and her sister Hannah eagerly volunteered to take her place.
I told him I had been a "spooler" and did not like it -- "wanted to spin."
My printer has recently stopped working and its because of some "spooler" problem.
I've always had a separate partition on a 2nd or 3rd spindle E: Etc for the Temp folders, Temporary Internet Files, Pagefile, CD Burning, Print spooler and backup directories for the programs that support 'em.
Microsoft patched a vulnerability related to Stuxnet last month but the print spooler vulnerability represents a new attack vector for the worm.
The print spooler error fixed Tuesday affects a wide range of software including Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008.
The print spooler security bulletin is one of nine issued in Microsoft's monthly Patch Tuesday, and one of four rated as critical.
Microsoft Tuesday patched a critical Windows XP vulnerability that aided attacks based on the Stuxnet worm by letting attackers gain remote access through the operating system's print spooler service.
In addition to the print spooler flaw, Microsoft patched a vulnerability in MPEG-4 codec.