reel

Part of speech: verb

To wind on a reel.

Part of speech: noun

A rotary device for winding rope, etc.

Part of speech: verb

To stagger; dance the reel.

Part of speech: noun

A lively dance, or its music.

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Usage examples "reel":

  1. He makes a tremendous rush, and runs the reel merrily. - "A Cotswold Village", J. Arthur Gibbs.
  2. Sakr- el- Bahr was seen to reel under the blow, and instantly there was a commotion on board. - "The Sea-Hawk", Raphael Sabatini.
  3. Richard's brain began to reel. - "Bred in the Bone", James Payn.