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spool

spool

 
 
pronunciation:
spul
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cylindrical object, usu. with a rim on each end, on which thread, tape, wire, photographic film, or the like is wound.
 
similar words:
roll
definition 2: the material, or the amount of it, wound on a single such object.
two spools of thread
similar words:
roll
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spooled, spooling, spools
definition: to wind on a spool.
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  film