reel-to-reel

[reel-tuh-reel]
adjective
of or pertaining to an audio sound-equipment system or motion-picture camera or projector through which the tape or film must be threaded onto a take-up reel.

Origin:
1960–65

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reel-to-reel
 
adj
1.  (of magnetic tape) wound from one reel to another in use
2.  (of a tape recorder) using magnetic tape wound from one reel to another, as opposed to cassettes

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Example sentences
Two-inch, reel-to-reel videotape used to be the broadcast standard for
  television.
Our shared world was not books, but rather, my father's collection of
  reel-to-reel movies.
The reel-to-reel tapes were made with a variety of recorders.
The film deposition process can be easily adapted to reel-to-reel fabrication
  processes that are in common use in the industry.
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