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