reel has definitions from the fields of dance,photography,film,music,fine art
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[ noun ] (photography,film) a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector

Used in print

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The Great_Train_Robbery is a one reel film .

One reel - from eight to twelve minutes - became the standard length from the year of Robbery , 1903 , until Griffith shattered that limit forever with Birth_of_a_Nation in 1915 .

The reel itself became and still is the standard of measure for the movies .

Related terms

film

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[ verb ] walk as if unable to control one's movements

Examples

"The drunken man staggered into the room"

Related terms

walk lurch rock staggerer

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[ verb ] revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

Examples

"The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"

Used in print

(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)

Cobb unleashed a single powerful jab that sent Gyp reeling wildly and crashing down with a whining groan .

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[ noun ] winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod
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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5045
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[ noun ] (dance) a lively dance of Scottish highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps

Synonyms

Scottish_reel

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[ verb ] move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion

Synonyms

waggle wamble

Related terms

move wag

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[ noun ] (music,fine art,dance) music composed for dancing a reel

Related terms

music dance_music

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[ verb ] wind onto or off a reel

Related terms

wind reel_off

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[ noun ] a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound

Synonyms

spool bobbin

Related terms

winder shuttle filature

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[ noun ] (dance) an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines

Synonyms

Virginia_reel

Related terms

longways

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