Reel - (n.) A lively dance of the Highlanders of Scotland; also, the music to the dance; -- often called Scotch reel.
Reel - (n.) A frame with radial arms, or a kind of spool, turning on an axis, on which yarn, threads, lines, or the like, are wound; as, a log reel, used by seamen; an angler's reel; a garden reel.
Reel - (n.) A machine on which yarn is wound and measured into lays and hanks, -- for cotton or linen it is fifty-four inches in circuit; for worsted, thirty inches.
Reel - (n.) A device consisting of radial arms with horizontal stats, connected with a harvesting machine, for holding the stalks of grain in position to be cut by the knives.
Reel - (v. t.) To roll.
Reel - (v. t.) To wind upon a reel, as yarn or thread.
Reel - (v. i.) To incline, in walking, from one side to the other; to stagger.
Reel - (v. i.) To have a whirling sensation; to be giddy.
Reel - (n.) The act or motion of reeling or staggering; as, a drunken reel.
Creel - (n.) An osier basket, such as anglers use.
Creel - (n.) A bar or set of bars with skewers for holding paying-off bobbins, as in the roving machine, throstle, and mule.
Daubreelite - (n.) A sulphide of chromium observed in some meteoric irons.
Freelte - (n.) Frailty.
Freely - (adv.) In a free manner; without restraint or compulsion; abundantly; gratuitously.
Kreel - (n.) See Creel.
Preelect - (v. t.) To elect beforehand.
Preelection - (n.) Election beforehand.
Reeled - (imp. & p. p.) of Reel
Reeling - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reel
Reelect - (v. t.) To elect again; as, to reelect the former governor.
Reelection - (n.) Election a second time, or anew; as, the reelection of a former chief.
Reeler - (n.) One who reels.
Reeler - (n.) The grasshopper warbler; -- so called from its note.
Reeligible - (a.) Eligible again; capable of reelection; as, reeligible to the same office.
Streel - (v. i.) To trail along; to saunter or be drawn along, carelessly, swaying in a kind of zigzag motion.
Treeless - (a.) Destitute of trees.
Reel - —n. 1 cylindrical device on which thread, silk, yarn, paper, film, wire, etc., are wound. 2 quantity of thread etc. Wound on a reel. 3 device for winding and unwinding a line as required, esp. In fishing. 4 revolving part in various machines. 5 a lively folk or scottish dance. B music for this. —v. 1 wind (thread, fishing-line, etc.) On a reel. 2 (foll. By in, up) draw (fish etc.) In or up with a reel. 3 stand, walk, or run unsteadily. 4 be shaken mentally or physically. 5 rock from side to side, or swing violently. 6 dance a reel. reel off say or recite very rapidly and without apparent effort. [old english]
Creel - n. Fisherman's large wicker basket. [origin unknown]
Freelance - —n. 1 (also freelancer) person, usu. Self-employed, working for several employers on particular assignments. 2 (attrib.) (freelance editor). —v. (-cing) act as a freelance. —adv. As a freelance. [free lance, a medieval mercenary]
Freeloader - n. Slang sponger. freeload v.
Inertia reel - n. Reel allowing a seat-belt to unwind freely but locking on impact etc.
Newsreel - n. Short cinema film of recent events.
Unreel - v. Unwind from a reel.
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