1. A device around which thread, wire or cable is wound, especially a cylinder or spindle.
  2. A temporary storage area for electronic mail, etc.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A small swimming pool that can be used also as a spa.


  1. To wind on a spool or spools.
  2. To send files to a device or a program (a spooler or a daemon that puts them in a queue for processing at a later time).

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