[ ree-ler ]

  1. a person or thing that reels.

  2. a machine for burnishing the exterior and interior of seamless tubing.

Origin of reeler

First recorded in 1590–1600; reel1 + -er1

Words Nearby reeler Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use reeler in a sentence

  • Kedzie's story was progressing with cinematographic speed and with transitions almost as abrupt as the typical five-reeler.

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