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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spool /ˈspul/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spool, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spooled p. pr. & vb. n. Spooling.] To wind on a spool or spools.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a winder around which thread or tape or film or other
          flexible materials can be wound [syn: bobbin, reel]
      v 1: transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a
           printer) into temporary storage
      2: wind onto a spool or a reel