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Definition of "reel" []

  • A device, such as a cylinder, spool, or frame, that turns on an axis and is used for winding and storing rope, tape, film, or other flexible materials. (noun)
  • A cylindrical device attached to a fishing rod to let out or wind up the line. (noun)
  • The quantity of wire, film, or other material wound on one reel. (noun)
  • A set of curved lawn-mower blades that rotate around a bar parallel to the ground, cutting grass while moving against a stationary straight blade. (noun)
  • To wind on or let out from a reel. (verb-transitive)
  • Any of various cylindrical objects or frames that turn on an axis and onto which film, magnetic tape, paper tape, wire, thread, etc, may be wound (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A device for winding, casting, etc, consisting of a revolving spool with a handle, attached to a fishing rod (noun)
  • A roll of celluloid exhibiting a sequence of photographs to be projected (noun)
  • To wind (cotton, thread, etc) onto a reel (verb)
  • To wind or draw with a reel (verb)

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Use "reel" in a sentence
  • "Innovation - It appears to me to not have any innovative features and this reel is almost identical to all the others in its price range."
  • "If your reel is already spooled you can take twist out by letting all your line out the back of your boat, when you wins in the weightless line it will be twist free."
  • "Value - This reel is a great buy, especially for this price."