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?
A device around which thread, wire or cable is wound, especially a cylinder or spindle.
(computing) A temporary storage area for electronic mail, etc.
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).
From spa and pool
A small swimming pool that can be used also as a spa.
A spool or cylinder around which wire is coiled.
* Jan. 8, 2004 , Machine Design Magazine , p. 108
In a sewing machine, the small spool that holds the lower thread.
- Ignition coils using a bobbin molded from high-performance polyester withstand open-circuit bench tests to 70kV.
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.
- Wind the bobbin , place it in the machine, and raise the thread.
* bobbin-and-fly frame
* bobbin lace