1. reel, film, photographic film

usage: a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector

2. reel, dance music

usage: music composed for dancing a reel

3. reel, winder

usage: winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod

4. bobbin, spool, reel, winder

usage: a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound

5. reel, Scottish reel, square dance, square dancing

usage: a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps

6. Virginia reel, reel, longways, longways dance

usage: an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines


1. stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen, walk

usage: walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"

2. spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate, revolve, go around, rotate

usage: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"

3. reel, wind, wrap, roll, twine

usage: wind onto or off a reel

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