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reel-to-reel

[reel-tuh-reel]
adjective
  1. of or relating to an audio sound-equipment system or motion-picture camera or projector through which the tape or film must be threaded onto a take-up reel.
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Origin of reel-to-reel

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for reel-to-reel

reel-to-reel

adjective
  1. (of magnetic tape) wound from one reel to another in use
  2. (of a tape recorder) using magnetic tape wound from one reel to another, as opposed to cassettes
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