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  Words related to reel

Related / Similar Words: Virginia reel, Scottish reel, bobbin, spool, stagger, keel, lurch, swag, careen, spin, spin around, whirl, gyrate

 

Definition:
  • an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines;
  • a lively dance of Scottish highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps;
  • a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound;
  • winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod;
  • a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector;
  • music composed for dancing a reel;
  • wind onto or off a reel;
  • walk as if unable to control one''s movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room";
  • revolve quickly and repeatedly around one''s own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy";

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    Hyponyms: highland fling, eightsome, filature, shuttle, reel off, unreel, whirligig

     

    Part Meronyms: fishing rod, fishing pole

     

    Member Meronyms: fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig

     

    Derivational Morphology: spool, bobbin, rock, careen, sway, tilt, lurch, stumble, stagger, staggerer, totterer, reeler, rotation, revolution, gyration, whirling, whirl, swirl, vortex, convolution, spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirling dervish, whirler, spinner

     

    Anagrams: leer

     

     
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