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open-reel tape

[oh-puh n-reel] /ˈoʊ pənˌril/
noun
1.
audiotape, usually 1/4 inch (64 mm) wide, wound on a single reel and requiring a separate take-up reel for playing or recording.
Also called reel-to-reel tape.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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