unspool

verb un·spool \ ˌən-ˈspül \
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

Definition of unspool

unspooled; unspooling; unspools
1 : to unwind from a spool
  • unspool the cable
2 : to execute or present artfully or gracefully
  • unspooled a jump shot
  • unspooling an intricate tale
: to be presented or revealed on or as if on a motion-picture screen

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First Known Use of unspool

1940

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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