from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A stand for one or more spools of sewing-thread, on which the spools are mounted on pins, so as to turn freely as the thread is unwound. Also spool-stand.
  • noun In warping, a creel on which spools are placed on skewers.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word spool-holder.


  • The full spools are then placed in a row one above the other in a spool-holder, sometimes called a skarne or scarne.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle 1881


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.