Definition of unreel
1 : to unwind from a reel
2 : to perform successfully unreeled a 66-yard pass play
3 : reel off 2 unreeled five birdies in a row
1 : to become unwound
2 : to be presented the dress rehearsal unreeled flawlessly
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Why Nora has returned now is soon made abundantly clear by Hnath, who cannily unreels one inventive and plausible surprise after another in a text as fast-moving as the original is deliberate.
A horizontal trailing wire antenna is unreeled out of the back, sort of like casting a fishing line.
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