KJV Dictionary Definition: reel


REEL, n. See Reel, to stagger.

1. A frame or machine turning on an axis, and on which yarn is extended for winding, either into skeins, or from skeins on to spools and quills. On a reel also seamen wind their log-lines, &c.

2. A kind of dance.

REEL, v.t. To gather yarn from the spindle.

REEL, v.i.

To stagger; to incline or move in walking, first to one side and then to the other; to vacillate.

He with heavy fumes opprest, reel'd from the palace and retir'd to rest.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man.

Ps. 107.