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Noun: reel  reel
  1. A roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector
     
  2. Music composed for dancing a reel
     
  3. Winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod
     
  4. A winder around which thread, tape, film or other flexible materials can be wound
    - bobbin, spool
     
  5. A lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps
    - Scottish reel
     
  6. An American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines
    - Virginia reel
Verb: reel  reel
  1. Walk as if unable to control one's movements
    "The drunken man reeled into the room";
    - stagger, keel, lurch, swag, careen
     
  2. Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
    "The dervishes reel around and around without getting dizzy";
    - spin, spin around, whirl, gyrate
     
  3. Wind onto or off a reel

Sounds like: reading, reeding, redingl, ree

Derived forms: reels, reeling, reeled

Type of: dance music, film, go around, longways, longways dance, photographic film, revolve, roll, rotate, square dance, square dancing, twine, walk, wind[2], winder, wrap

Part of: fishing gear, fishing pole, fishing rig, fishing rod, fishing tackle, rig, tackle

Encyclopedia: Reel