reel·​er | \ ˈrē-lər How to pronounce reeler (audio) \

Definition of reeler

1 : one that reels
2 : a motion picture having a specified number of reels a two-reeler

Examples of reeler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is the theater where San Franciscans long gone went to see two-reelers, discovered Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford and, later, Clark Gable and Bette Davis. Mick Lasalle, San Francisco Chronicle, "Roxie Theater, once fading to black, now thriving," 23 Dec. 2017 In short, the skin flick had traveled a long way technically form the out-of-focus Candy Barr two-reeler. Pete Hamill, Daily Intelligencer, "Hix Nix Skin Flix," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of reeler

circa 1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reeler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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