Reel off

What does "Reel off" mean?

Today it means: To quote a series of facts and figures.

Ropes onboard ships were always subject to twisting and kinking as the were payed out so the most important ones or the ones used most regularly were put onto a reel. From there the lines could be reeled off quickly and efficiently.

   

By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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