spinning reel

noun

Definition of spinning reel 

: a fishing reel with a nonmoving spool on which the line is wound by means of a revolving arm which can be disengaged to allow the line to spiral freely off the spool during casting

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The Mitchell 304 spinning reel and Gamefisher series fiberglass rod made by Sears, Roebuck and Co. used to cast the lure were about the same age. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Retro outing proves fishing fun - and gear - is timeless," 14 July 2018

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First Known Use of spinning reel

1950, in the meaning defined above

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