Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Reel

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9842

\rē(ә)l\ n [ME, fr. OE hrēol; akin to ON hrœll weaver’s reed, Gk krekein to weave] (before 12c) (1) A revolving frame on which yarn is wound to form hanks or skeins. (2) The frame on which silk is wound from the cocoon. (3) A linen yarn measure of 72,000 yards. (4) The large wheel in a horizontal warper onto which the warp sections are wound in the indirect system of warping. (5) A spool of large capacity used to wind yarn or wire.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA