open-reel tape

[ oh-puhn-reel ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˌril /

noun

audiotape, usually 1/4 inch (6.4 millimeters) wide, wound on a single reel and requiring a separate take-up reel for playing or recording.

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Also called reel-to-reel tape.

Origin of open-reel tape

First recorded in 1965–70
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