- a cylinder on which film, wire, thread, or other flexible materials can be wound；a length of something wound on to a reel
- wind something on to a reel by turning the reel；bring in a fish attached to a line by turning a reel and winding in the line
verb: reel, 3rd person present: reels, gerund or present participle: reeling, past tense: reeled, past participle: reeled
noun: reel, plural noun: reels
- 1. a cylinder on which film, wire, thread, or other flexible materials can be wound a cotton reel
- ▪ a length of something wound on to a reel a reel of copper wire
- ▪ a part of a film in the final reel he is transformed from unhinged sociopath into local hero
- ▪ a device for winding and unwinding a line as required, in particular the line attached to a fishing rod.
- 2. a lively Scottish or Irish folk dance we put on the record player and danced reels an eightsome reel
- ▪ a piece of music for a reel, typically in simple or duple time.
- 1. wind something on to a reel by turning the reel sailplanes are often launched by means of a wire reeled in by a winch
- ▪ bring in a fish attached to a line by turning a reel and winding in the line he reeled in a good perch
- 2. lose one's balance and stagger or lurch violently he punched Connolly in the ear, sending him reeling she reeled back against the van 同義詞
- ▪ walk in a staggering or lurching manner, especially while drunk the two reeled out of the bar arm in arm
- ▪ feel shocked, bewildered, or giddy the Prime Minister was reeling from a savaging inflicted in the Commons the alcohol made my head reel 同義詞
- 3. dance a reel.