free reed

noun

Definition of free reed 

: a reed in a musical instrument (such as a harmonica) that vibrates in an air opening just large enough to allow the reed to move freely — compare beating reed

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Last week, the members of the Mutant Underground were able to free Reed (Stephen Moyer) and Lorna/Polaris (Emma Dumont) from Sentinel Services. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "TV tonight: 'Superior Donuts' premiere, 'The Gifted'," 30 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of free reed

1833, in the meaning defined above

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