from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, spools.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

spool +‎ -er


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