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Language: Old English
Origin: hreol


2 noun
Related topics: Film, Dance, Daily Life, Technology
reel2 [countable]
a) DT a round object onto which film, wire, a special string for fishing etc can be wound:
a cotton reel
a fishing rod and reel
b) DT the amount that one of these objects will hold:
a reel of film
2AMF one of the parts of a cinema film that is contained on a reel:
the final reel
3APD a quick folk dance, especially one from Scotland or Ireland, or the music for this

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