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reel British & World English

A cylinder on which film, wire, thread, or other flexible materials can be wound

reel English Thesaurus

Cormack reeled as the ship began to roll

reel something in in reel British & World English

Wind something on to a reel by turning the reel

open-reel British & World English

(Of a tape recorder) having reels of tape requiring individual threading, as distinct from a cassette

reel-to-reel British & World English

Denoting a tape recorder in which the tape passes between two reels mounted separately rather than within a cassette, now generally superseded by cassette players except for professional use

fishing reel British & World English

A device for winding and unwinding fishing line, designed to be attached to a fishing rod

inertia reel British & World English

A reel device which allows a vehicle seat belt to unwind freely but which locks under force of impact or rapid deceleration

Virginia reel British & World English

A lively North American country dance performed by a number of couples facing each other in parallel lines

reel something off British & World English

Say or recite something very rapidly and without apparent effort

reel something off in reel British & World English

Say or recite something very rapidly and without apparent effort

showreel British & World English

A short videotape containing examples of an actor’s or director’s work for showing to potential employers

eightsome British & World English

A lively Scottish dance for eight people

eightsome reel in eightsome British & World English

A lively Scottish dance for eight people

reel something off in reel English Thesaurus

he reeled off a choice string of unpleasant epithets