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    reel - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reel

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