open-reel tape

[ oh-puh n-reel ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˌril /

noun

audiotape, usually 1/4 inch (64 mm) wide, wound on a single reel and requiring a separate take-up reel for playing or recording.

Nearby words

  1. open-mouthed,
  2. open-pit,
  3. open-plan,
  4. open-pollinated,
  5. open-reel,
  6. open-shelf,
  7. open-sided,
  8. open-source,
  9. open-stack,
  10. open-standard

Origin of open-reel tape

First recorded in 1965–70

Also called reel-to-reel tape.

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