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reel

1
1. Angling a device for winding, casting, etc., consisting of a revolving spool with a handle, attached to a fishing rod
2. a roll of celluloid exhibiting a sequence of photographs to be projected

reel

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1. any of various lively Scottish dances, such as the eightsome reel and foursome reel for a fixed number of couples who combine in square and circular formations
2. a piece of music having eight quavers to the bar composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Reel

 

the working element of the harvesting part of many harvesting machines (harvesters, combines, and so on). The reel guides the stalks of the crop to the cutting device, holds the stalks while they are cut, and places the harvested crop on the conveyor.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

reel

[rēl]
(design engineering)
A revolving spool-shaped device used for storage of hose, rope, cable, wire, magnetic tape, and so on.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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