:spool file: /n./  Any file to which data is {spool}ed to
   await the next stage of processing.  Especially used in
   circumstances where spooling the data copes with a mismatch between
   speeds in two devices or pieces of software.  For example, when you
   send mail under Unix, it's typically copied to a spool file to
   await a transport {demon}'s attentions.  This is borderline

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