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reel

noun [C]
 
 
/riːl/
an object shaped like a wheel that you can roll film, thread, etc aroundKnitting and sewingFishingCommercial fishing
Translations of “reel”
in Korean 릴, 얼레…
in Arabic بَكَرة…
in French bobine, reel…
in Turkish makara…
in Italian rocchetto, bobina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 支托物, 捲軸, 捲筒…
in Russian катушка…
in Polish szpulka, rolka…
in Spanish carrete, bobina, baile escocés…
in Portuguese bobina, carretel…
in German die Rolle, der Reel…
in Catalan rodet, bobina…
in Japanese 糸や針金などを巻き取る枠, リール…
in Chinese (Simplified) 支托物, 卷轴, 卷筒…
(Definition of reel noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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