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spool


  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spool  \Spool\,  n.  [OE.  spole,  OD  spoele  D.  spoel;  akin  to  G. 
  spule,  OHG.  spuola  Dan.  &  Sw  spole.] 
  A  piece  of  cane  or  red  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spool  \Spool\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Spooled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Spooling}.] 
  To  wind  on  a  spool  or  spools. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  spool 
  n  :  around  which  thread  or  tape  or  film  or  other  flexible 
  materials  can  be  wound  [syn:  {bobbin},  {reel}] 
  v  1:  (computer  science)  transfer  data  intended  for  a  peripheral 
  device  (usually  a  printer)  into  temporary  storage 
  2:  wind  onto  a  spool  or  a  reel 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  spool  vi  [from  early  IBM  `Simultaneous  Peripheral  Operation 
  On-Line',  but  is  widely  thought  to  be  a  {backronym}]  To  send  files 
  to  some  device  or  program  (a  `spooler')  that  queues  them  up  and  does 
  something  useful  with  them  later  Without  qualification,  the  spooler 
  is  the  `print  spooler'  controlling  output  of  jobs  to  a  printer;  but 
  the  term  has  been  used  in  connection  with  other  peripherals  (especially 
  plotters  and  graphics  devices)  and  occasionally  even  for  input  devices. 
  See  also  {demon}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  SPOOL 
 
    Acronym  for  {Simultaneous  Peripheral 
  Operation  On-Line};  but  see  also  {spool}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1996-05-20) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Spool 
 
    An  {object-oriented}  {logic  programming}  language. 
 
  ["An  Experience  with  a  Prolog  Based  Language",  K.  Fukunaga  et 
  al  SIGPLAN  Notices  21(11):224-231  (Nov  1986)  (OOPSLA  '86)]. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-03-25) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  spool 
 
    To  send  files  to  some  device  or  program  (a 
  "{spooler}"  or  {demon})  that  puts  them  in  a  {queue}  for  later 
  processing  of  some  kind  Without  qualification,  the  spooler 
  is  the  "print  spooler"  controlling  output  of  jobs  to  a 
  {printer};  but  the  term  has  been  used  in  connection  with  other 
  {peripherals}  (especially  {plotters}  and  graphics  devices)  and 
  occasionally  even  for  input  devices. 
 
  The  term  SPOOL"  has  been  attributed  to  {IBM}  as  an  acronym 
  for  {Simultaneous  Peripheral  Operation  On-Line}  but  it's 
  widely  thought  to  have  been  contrived  for  effect. 
 
  [No  connection  with  "spool  of  magnetic  tape"?] 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1996-05-20) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SPOOL 
  Simultaneous  Peripheral  Operations  OnLine 
 
 




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