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A device around which thread, wire or cable is wound, especially a cylinder or spindle.
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  1. A device around which thread, wire or cable is wound, especially a cylinder or spindle.
  2. To store data that is sent to a device, such as a printer, in a buffer that the device reads. This procedure allows the program that sent the data to the device to resume its normal operation without waiting for the device to process the data.
  3. A cylinder of wood, plastic, cardboard, or other material on which wire, thread, or string is wound.
In a sewing machine, the small spool that holds the lower thread.
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  1. In a sewing machine, the small spool that holds the lower thread.
  2. A small notched pin of wood, bone, or ivory, used in making bobbin lace
  3. The little rounded piece of wood at the end of a latch string, which is pulled to raise the latch.
A winch, esp. a simple one for lifting an anchor, a bucket in a well, etc.
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  1. A winch, esp. a simple one for lifting an anchor, a bucket in a well, etc.
  2. Any of numerous hauling or lifting machines consisting essentially of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank or a motor so that a line attached to the load is wound around the cylinder.
In hand spinning, a rounded rod, usually wooden, tapering toward each end, for twisting into thread the fibers pulled from the material on the distaff, and notched at one end so as to hold the thread
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  1. In hand spinning, a rounded rod, usually wooden, tapering toward each end, for twisting into thread the fibers pulled from the material on the distaff, and notched at one end so as to hold the thread
  2. A pin or rod holding a bobbin or spool on which thread is wound on an automated spinning machine.
  3. On a spinning wheel, the rod by which the thread is twisted and on which it is then wound
A device or apparatus of which the principal element is a wheel or wheels
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  1. A device or apparatus of which the principal element is a wheel or wheels
  2. A spinning wheel.
  3. A potter's wheel.
To cause to incline or bend:
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  1. To cause to incline or bend:
  2. To incline or bend to one side; veer:
  3. To cause (a person, an opinion, actions, etc.) to be inclined a certain way or be turned from a given course; influence or divert
To move unsteadily, as though about to collapse; totter, sway, or reel, as from a blow, fatigue, drunkenness, etc.
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  1. To move unsteadily, as though about to collapse; totter, sway, or reel, as from a blow, fatigue, drunkenness, etc.
  2. To arrange (the wings of a biplane) so that the leading edge of one wing is either ahead of or behind the leading edge of the other wing.
  3. (Sports) To arrange (the start of a race) with the starting point in the outside lanes progressively closer to the finish line so as to neutralize the advantage of competing in the shorter inside lanes.
(Archaic) To prevent (a person) from getting his fair share of something
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  1. (Archaic) To prevent (a person) from getting his fair share of something
  2. To roll or pitch suddenly or erratically:
  3. To roll, pitch, or sway suddenly forward or to one side
To form (threads) into a fabric
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  1. To form (threads) into a fabric
  2. To work (details, incidents, etc.) into a story, poem, etc.
  3. To twist or interlace (something) into, through, or among
To cut (hair, a tail, etc.) short; dock
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  1. To cut (hair, a tail, etc.) short; dock
  2. To move or act in a bobbing manner; move suddenly or jerkily
  3. To try to catch suspended or floating fruit with the teeth
To move in a certain direction with a swaying or unsteady motion:
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  1. To move in a certain direction with a swaying or unsteady motion:
  2. To move unsteadily back and forth:
  3. To tremble or quaver in sound, as of the voice or a musical note.
(Intransitive) To act clumsily or confused; to struggle or be flustered.
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  1. (Intransitive) To act clumsily or confused; to struggle or be flustered.
  2. To move clumsily or with little progress, as through water or mud.
  3. To struggle awkwardly to move, as in deep mud or snow; plunge about in a stumbling manner
To appear about to collapse:
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  1. To appear about to collapse:
  2. To be on the point of failure or collapse
  3. To rock or shake as if about to fall; be unsteady
To miss one's step in walking or running; trip and almost fall.
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  1. To miss one's step in walking or running; trip and almost fall.
  2. To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; with on, upon, or against.
  3. (Intransitive) To trip or fall; to walk clumsily.
To caulk, clean, or repair (a ship in this position)
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  1. To caulk, clean, or repair (a ship in this position)
  2. To cause (a ship) to lean or lie on one side, as on a beach, for cleaning, repairs, etc.
  3. To move forward rapidly, especially with a swaying motion or with minimal control; career:
(Informal) To attempt to promote or sell, often in a high-pressure manner:
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  1. (Informal) To attempt to promote or sell, often in a high-pressure manner:
  2. To set firmly; implant; embed:
  3. To fix or set at a particular point, level, degree, etc.
To utter with full, flowing sound
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  1. To utter with full, flowing sound
  2. To cause to begin moving or operating:
  3. To envelop or enfold in a covering:
To move while rotating or turning about:
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  1. To move while rotating or turning about:
  2. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
  3. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
To form (thread or yarn) in this manner.
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  1. To form (thread or yarn) in this manner.
  2. The intrinsic angular momentum of a rigid body or particle, especially a subatomic particle.
  3. (Informal) To play (a recorded piece of music, such as a phonograph record), especially as a disc jockey.
A relatively hard, naturally occurring mineral material. Rock can consist of a single mineral or of several minerals that are either tightly compacted or held together by a cementlike mineral matrix. The three main types of rock are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
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  1. A relatively hard, naturally occurring mineral material. Rock can consist of a single mineral or of several minerals that are either tightly compacted or held together by a cementlike mineral matrix. The three main types of rock are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
  2. (Music) To play or dance to rock music.
  3. To excite or cause strong feeling in, as by playing rock music.
To move uncertainly or unsteadily; totter; stumble
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  1. To move uncertainly or unsteadily; totter; stumble
  2. To become weak, ineffective, or unsteady, especially in performance:
  3. To act hesitantly; show uncertainty; waver; flinch
To act hesitantly; show uncertainty; waver; flinch
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  1. To act hesitantly; show uncertainty; waver; flinch
  2. To move unsteadily or haltingly; stumble:
  3. To move uncertainly or unsteadily; totter; stumble
To roll or pitch suddenly or erratically:
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  1. To roll or pitch suddenly or erratically:
  2. To move with abrupt movements; move haltingly or jerkily.
  3. (Archaic) To prevent (a person) from getting his fair share of something
To move unsteadily, as though about to collapse; totter, sway, or reel, as from a blow, fatigue, drunkenness, etc.
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  1. To move unsteadily, as though about to collapse; totter, sway, or reel, as from a blow, fatigue, drunkenness, etc.
  2. To arrange (the wings of a biplane) so that the leading edge of one wing is either ahead of or behind the leading edge of the other wing.
  3. (Sports) To arrange (the start of a race) with the starting point in the outside lanes progressively closer to the finish line so as to neutralize the advantage of competing in the shorter inside lanes.
(Intransitive) To trip or fall; to walk clumsily.
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  1. (Intransitive) To trip or fall; to walk clumsily.
  2. To come by chance; happen
  3. To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; with on, upon, or against.
To tilt back and forth on an edge.
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  1. To tilt back and forth on an edge.
  2. To totter, wobble, waver, etc.
  3. To move or sway unsteadily or unsurely; totter.
To proceed with feeble, unsure steps
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  1. To proceed with feeble, unsure steps
  2. To walk unsteadily or feebly; stagger.
  3. To rock or shake as if about to fall; be unsteady
To interlace (threads, for example) into cloth.
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  1. To interlace (threads, for example) into cloth.
  2. To construct by interlacing or interweaving strips or strands of material:
  3. To twist or interlace (something) into, through, or among
To move from side to side as a result of uneven rotation
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  1. To move from side to side as a result of uneven rotation
  2. To waver or vacillate in one's opinions or feelings.
  3. To waver in one's opinions, etc.; vacillate
To provide an interpretation of (a statement or event, for example), especially in a way meant to sway public opinion:
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  1. To provide an interpretation of (a statement or event, for example), especially in a way meant to sway public opinion:
  2. To relate or create:
  3. To cause to rotate swiftly; twirl:
To have too much room, as within an ill-fitting item of apparel
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  1. To have too much room, as within an ill-fitting item of apparel
  2. To move through or on top of water by moving the limbs, fins, or tail or by undulating the body:
  3. To cause to swim or float
To move with a twisting, whirling motion; eddy
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  1. To move with a twisting, whirling motion; eddy
  2. To cause to move with a twisting or whirling motion:
  3. To swim, or be dizzy
To turn rapidly, changing direction; wheel:
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  1. To turn rapidly, changing direction; wheel:
  2. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
  3. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
Find another word for reel. In this page you can discover 41 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for reel, like: spool, bobbin, windlass, spindle, wheel, wound strip, roll of film, sway, stagger, lurch and weave.