take-up reel

  1. (on a projector) the reel onto which the film is wound after it has been projected.

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How to use take-up reel in a sentence

  • He got the projector from its case, plugged it in, using his father's desk as a table, and put on the take-up reel.

    Smugglers' Reef | John Blaine
  • The reels upon which the film is wound are mounted above and below—the upper is the feed reel and the lower is the take-up reel.

  • He inserted the loose end in the take-up reel and motioned to Scotty.

    Smugglers' Reef | John Blaine