(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.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
He inserted the loose end in the take-up reel and motioned to Scotty.Smugglers' Reef | John Blaine