verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of spool
Examples from the Web for unspool
Contemporary Examples of unspool
It takes almost three minutes for this plot to unspool itself, or six times the length of a standard campaign TV spot.10 Outrageous Attack Ads: Bain, Burning Money, & More (Videos)
The Daily Beast Video
August 10, 2012
Word Origin for spool
early 14c., from Old North French spole, espole "a spool" (13c.), from Middle Dutch spoele "a spool," from Proto-Germanic *spolon (cf. Norwegian and Swedish spole, Old High German spuola, German Spule), from PIE root *spel- "to cleave, split" (see spoil).
c.1600, from spool (n.). Related: Spooled; spooling.