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take-up reel

noun, Movies.
(on a projector) the reel onto which the film is wound after it has been projected. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He inserted the loose end in the take-up reel and motioned to Scotty.

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  • The reels upon which the film is wound are mounted above and below—the upper is the feed reel and the lower is the take-up reel.

  • He got the projector from its case, plugged it in, using his father's desk as a table, and put on the take-up reel.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine

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