spinning reel

spinning reel
noun
: a fishing reel having a fixed spool on which the line is wound by means of an arm or bail actuated by turning the reel handle

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a fishing reel mounted on a spinning rod, having a stationary spool on the side of which is a revolving metal arm that catches the line and winds it onto the spool as a handle is turned, the metal arm being disengaged during casting so the line spirals freely off the spool, carried by the cast lure.
[1945-50]

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spinning reel,
a nearly frictionless fishing reel with a spool that points along the rod rather than at right angles to it, and allows the line at the end to run off without the spool revolving.

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  • spinning reel — a fishing reel mounted on a spinning rod, having a stationary spool on the side of which is a revolving metal arm that catches the line and winds it onto the spool as a handle is turned, the metal arm being disengaged during casting so the line… …   Universalium

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  • spinning reel — noun Date: 1950 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • spinning — noun Date: 1855 a method of fishing in which a lure is cast by use of a light flexible rod, a spinning reel, and a light line …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spinning rod — noun Date: 1870 a light flexible fishing rod used with a spinning reel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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