- a spool on which film, especially motion-picture film, is wound.
- a roll of motion-picture film.
- a holder for roll film in a developing tank.
verb (used with object)
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The men cutting the reel aren’t satisfied because they can’t figure out why Kane’s last word was “Rosebud,” and they send a reporter to go figure it out by interviewing Kane’s former friends and associates.The tangled history behind David Fincher’s Mank — and its link to Citizen Kane — explained|Alissa Wilkinson|December 4, 2020|Vox
I compile a highlights reel featuring the moments in my life I hold most dear.Every Thanksgiving, my mental health strategy is recalling memorable, personal moments|Bob Brody|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Much like the early-pandemic hit The Last Dance, about Michael Jordan’s run with the Chicago Bulls, Rising Phoenix appeals as a nonstop highlight reel.
If you’re new to fishing, you can find inexpensive spinning rod combos, which come with both the rod and reel and are easy for beginners to use.
Like the TikTok “For You Page,” the emphasis of Reels is to discover new content and users — including those owned by businesses — can opt to share their reel with the wider Instagram audience.‘Building up a community first’: Instagram Reels has little on offer for advertisers — for now|Lara O'Reilly|August 6, 2020|Digiday
Boyhood is like watching a twelve season television series reduced to a three-hour highlight reel.
No one was harmed during the filming, but judging by the blooper reel at the end, there were a lot of respawns.Viral Video of the Day: Terminator 2, Grand Theft Auto V Style|Alex Chancey|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On March 26, Bieber debuted one of the greatest hits on his scandal reel.Justin Bieber’s No Good, Very Bad Year: Alleged Prostitutes, Reckless Driving, and More|Amy Zimmerman|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is, on the other hand, a sizzle reel of quotable dialogue.‘Girls’ Season 3 Trailer Debuts. Is It the Most Relatable Yet?|Kevin Fallon|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Reel retraces his life and work with the spirit of curiosity and adventure that drove du Chaillu in the first place.
I've always hed a reel mean feelin' about 'em; I didn't want ter come nigh 'em, nor ter hev 'em come nigh me.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
The carnage was awful, and the charging columns halted, staggered, and then began to reel back.
A drunken man would reel from one side to the other until he fell down a cellar trap-door, into the gutter, or into the sea.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
Lawrence saw one of his men reel and then fall forward, clutching his horse's neck.
The finished product is delivered to a belt-driven coiling reel on which it is wound.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various