- 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.
Idioms about reel
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OTHER WORDS FROM reelreel·a·ble, adjective
Other definitions for reel (2 of 3)
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synonym study for reel
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How to use reel in a sentence
Legend will share some of his favorite reels to his IG Stories on Valentine’s Day.John Legend Wants To Help You Get Romantic This Weekend|Charli Penn|February 11, 2021|Essence.com
Bank-fishingNoble started shooting carp with a recurve and drum reel when he was six, working along Utah’s Bear River with his dad.
Lori Hanna, who co-runs a popular website Intoxicology.net, says national holiday posts have successfully reeled in new visitors.
When Asghar Farhadi shook hands with Angelina Jolie two years ago at the Golden Globes awards hardline figures reeled.The Kiss That Sent Iran Crazy and an Actress to Be Flogged in Public|IranWire|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Poe and Dylan Thomas both wheeled and reeled until the index finger representing each of them collapsed.
Last week the world reeled as we learned that the number of Syrian refugees had passed the two million mark.
The NSA drama has reeled in a host of global grandstanders desperate for relevancy.Edward Snowden’s Parasites: Evo Morales, Julian Assange & More|Michael Moynihan|July 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The sweat of death was already on his brow as he reeled sideways, plunging blindly across the uneven tufts of grass.Uncanny Tales|Various
Jerry reeled in his saddle, but gathered himself together and urged his horse to greater speed.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
They fell against the tree stump and reeled clear again, swaying, gasping, and striking when they could.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
The mayor reeled, then sprang forward with his hand outstretched for his secretary's throat.The Mayor's Wife|Anna Katherine Green
The Spaniard reeled in his saddle; his target flew in twain; he clapped his right hand to his shoulder and drew it away—blood!God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis