cotton reel


cotton reel
cotton reel UK US noun [countable] [singular cotton reel plural cotton reels] british
a small object used for holding thread for sewing
Thesaurus: things used for sewing and needleworkhyponym to sew, or to sew somethingsynonym

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  • cotton reel — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cotton reel : singular cotton reel plural cotton reels British a small object used for holding thread for sewing …   English dictionary

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  • reel — 1 noun (C) 1 a) BrE a round object onto which thread, wire, fishing line, cinema film etc can be wound: a cotton reel compare bobbin b) the amount that one of these objects will hold: Have you got another reel of film? 2 one of the parts of a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Reel — bezeichnet sowohl einen schottischen und irischen Volkstanz als auch die zugrundeliegende Melodie in einem schnellen 2/2 Takt (Alla breve). Das Tempo beträgt etwa 100−120 bpm (halbe Noten je Minute), also 50–60 Takte pro Minute. Reels werden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Reel — (r[=e]l), n. [AS. hre[ o]l: cf. Icel. hr[ae]ll a weaver s reed or sley.] 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; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reel oven — Reel Reel (r[=e]l), n. [AS. hre[ o]l: cf. Icel. hr[ae]ll a weaver s reed or sley.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English