reel - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/riːl/
singularreel
pluralreels
  1. 1
    the part of a fishing rod that you turn to make the line longer or shorter
  2. 2
    an object shaped like a wheel that you put string, thread, wire, or film around in order to store it

    a reel of cotton

    1. a.
      the amount of string etc on one reel
    2. b.
      the part of a film that is on one reel