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reel

noun

1 reel

A roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector.



2 reel

Music composed for dancing a reel.

Dutch: spoel

3 reel

Winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod.

Polish: koĊ‚owrotek

4 reel

A winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound.

synonyms: bobbin, spool.

Dutch: bobijn, brol, garenspoel, klos, spoel
Polish: szpula, szpulka

5 reel

A lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps.

synonym: Scottish reel.

6 reel

An American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines.

synonym: Virginia reel.

Roget 840: amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime, passetemps [Fr.], sport; ... show more

Dutch: filmrol

verb

1 reel

Walk as if unable to control one's movements.

synonyms: careen, keel, lurch, stagger, swag.

Roget 314: oscillate; vibrate, librate; alternate, undulate, wave; rock, swing; pulsate, beat; wag, waggle; nod, bob, ... show more

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

2 reel

Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis.

synonyms: gyrate, spin, spin around, whirl.

Dutch: spinnen

3 reel

Wind onto or off a reel.

Dutch: klossen


Moby thesaurus: Charybdis, Chinese windlass, Spanish windlass, avoid, be drunk, be intoxicated, blench, blink, blunder, bob, bobble, call off, capstan, careen, career, centrifugate, centrifuge, coggle, crab, crank ... show more.

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