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. 2001.

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  • 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 * * * a fishing reel mounted on a spinning rod, having a stationary spool on the side of which is a revolving… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • spinning reel — spin′ning reel n. spo a fishing reel having a stationary spool mounted parallel to the rod and a revolving metal arm that winds the line onto the spool and disengages during casting • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • spinning reel — spin casting reel …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • open face spinning reel — a reel where the line is allowed to peel off the spool when a bale arm is turned aside. There is little or no friction as the reel does not turn as the line comes off …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spinning rod — noun a fishing rod designed for casting a spinning lure • Hypernyms: ↑fishing rod, ↑fishing pole * * * noun : a fishing rod designed for casting a spinning lure * * * a flexible fishing rod, often made of fiberglass, used with a spinning reel.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • spinning rod — a flexible fishing rod, often made of fiberglass, used with a spinning reel. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • spinning — spin•ning [[t]ˈspɪn ɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) tex a) the act or process of twisting fibers, as cotton or rayon, into yarn or thread b) tex the extrusion of a fiber forming solution through a spinneret to form filaments 2) ent the act or process of secreting… …   From formal English to slang

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