- a person or thing that reels.
- a machine for burnishing the exterior and interior of seamless tubing.
Origin of reeler
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Examples from the Web for reeler
The reeler begins to wind where the end of the filament becomes strong.
She saw what it meant to be a doffer, a reeler, a silk-twister.The Turn of the Tide
Eleanor H. Porter
It is at this moment that the real difficulties of the reeler begin.
So the reeler keeps adding fresh fibres, being careful always that his thread is running uniform all the time.
It is, therefore, quite a hopeless task to reel silk unless the reeler is skilled.