one-reeler

[ wuhn-ree-ler ]
/ ˈwʌnˈri lər /

noun

a motion picture, especially a cartoon or comedy, of 10 to 12 minutes' duration and contained on one reel of film: popular especially in the era of silent films.

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Origin of one-reeler

1915–20; one reel + -er1
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