What is the difference between spool and bobbin?

spool | bobbin |


As nouns the difference between spool and bobbin

is that spool is a device around which thread, wire or cable is wound, especially a cylinder or spindle or spool can be a small swimming pool that can be used also as a spa while bobbin is a spool or cylinder around which wire is coiled.

As a verb spool

is to wind on a spool or spools.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

spool

English

Etymology 1

From .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A device around which thread, wire or cable is wound, especially a cylinder or spindle.
  • (computing) A temporary storage area for electronic mail, etc.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To wind on a spool or spools.
  • (computing) 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).
  • Etymology 2

    From spa and pool

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small swimming pool that can be used also as a spa.
  • Anagrams

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    bobbin

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A spool or cylinder around which wire is coiled.
  • * Jan. 8, 2004 , Machine Design Magazine , p. 108
  • Ignition coils using a bobbin molded from high-performance polyester withstand open-circuit bench tests to 70kV.
  • In a sewing machine, the small spool that holds the lower thread.
  • Wind the bobbin , place it in the machine, and raise the thread.
  • The little rounded piece of wood at the end of a latch string, which is pulled to raise the latch.
  • (haberdashery) A fine cord or narrow braid.
  • Derived terms

    * bobbin-and-fly frame * bobbin lace * bobbinless * bobbinlike