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

 

Hyponyms: highland fling, eightsome, filature, shuttle, reel off, unreel, whirligig

 

Part Meronyms: fishing rod, fishing pole

 

Member Meronyms: fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig

 

Derivational Morphology: spool, bobbin, rock, careen, sway, tilt, lurch, stumble, stagger, staggerer, totterer, reeler, rotation, revolution, gyration, whirling, whirl, swirl, vortex, convolution, spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirling dervish, whirler, spinner

 

Anagrams: leer

 

 
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