verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of spool
OTHER WORDS FROM spoolspooler, nounspoollike, adjectiveun·spool, verb (used with object)
Example sentences from the Web for spool
The histone spool that a specific gene’s DNA winds around is marked with a specific chemical tag, like a molecular Post-it note.
If the DNA is not unwound from its various spools — proteins called histones — the cell’s machinery can’t read the hidden code.
It will never stack back on the spool as neatly, and will become harder and harder to pull out the more you use it.
And then spooling that back, right to the beginning and have her be in on the deception.
To find another turnover as stark as the shift of 2006-08 requires spooling back to 1932.
At the further twisting and plying of the cotton, the processes succeeding the spooling, men are employed.Making Both Ends Meet|Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
The children employed at spooling and hemming usually suffer grave injuries to the health and constitution.The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844|Frederick Engels
There was a click, and then the sharp hum of the wire re-spooling itself on the original drum.The God in the Box|Sewell Peaslee Wright
I told him that I was tired of spooling and knew I could make more by something else.The Woman Who Toils|Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
Uniform circular into uniform rectilinear motion; used in spooling frames for leading or guiding the thread on to the spools.The Library of Work and Play: Mechanics, Indoors and Out|Fred T. Hodgson