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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 reel /ˈri(ə)l/
 卷軸,一卷,紡車,旋轉,蹣跚(vt.)卷…于軸上,卷,繞,使旋轉(vi.)唧唧叫

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 reel
 捲盤

From: Network Terminology

 reel
 捲盤

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reel n.  A lively dance of the Highlanders of Scotland; also, the music to the dance; -- often called Scotch reel.
 Virginia reel, the common name throughout the United States for the old English “country dance,” or contradance (contredanse). --Bartlett.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reel n.
 1. 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.
 2. 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.
 3. Agric. 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 oven, a baker's oven in which bread pans hang suspended from the arms of a kind of reel revolving on a horizontal axis.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reel v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reeled p. pr. & vb. n. Reeling. ]
 1. To roll. [Obs.]
    And Sisyphus an huge round stone did reel.   --Spenser.
 2. To wind upon a reel, as yarn or thread.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reel v. i.
 1. To incline, in walking, from one side to the other; to stagger.
    They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man.   --Ps. cvii. 27.
 He, with heavy fumes oppressed,
 Reeled from the palace, and retired to rest.   --Pope.
    The wagons reeling under the yellow sheaves.   --Macaulay.
 2. To have a whirling sensation; to be giddy.
    In these lengthened vigils his brain often reeled.   --Hawthorne.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reel n. The act or motion of reeling or staggering; as, a drunken reel.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 reel
      n 1: a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be
           projected by a movie projector
      2: music composed for dancing a reel
      3: winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle;
         attached to a fishing rod
      4: a winder around which thread or tape or film or other
         flexible materials can be wound [syn: bobbin, spool]
      5: a lively dance of Scottish highlanders; marked by circular
         moves and gliding steps [syn: Scottish reel]
      6: an American country dance which starts with the couples
         facing each other in two lines [syn: Virginia reel]
      v 1: walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken
           man staggered into the room" [syn: stagger, keel, lurch,
            swag, careen]
      2: revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The
         dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
         [syn: spin, spin around, whirl, gyrate]
      3: wind onto or off a reel