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Reel thing (4 letter answer)

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The answer TAPE is seen frequently, appearing about once every 90 puzzles.

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Preserve, in a way
Race's end
Record of a sort
Recording ribbon
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TAPE as a noun:

1. a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening; "he used a piece of tape for a belt"; "he wrapped a tape around the package"
2. (tape, tape recording, taping) = a recording made on magnetic tape; "the several recordings were combined on a master tape"
3. the finishing line for a foot race; "he broke the tape in record time"
4. (tape, tapeline, tape measure) = measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths; "the carpenter should have used his tape measure"
5. (magnetic tape, mag tape, tape) = memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information; "he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview"

TAPE as a verb:

1. fasten or attach with tape; "tape the shipping label to the box"
2. (videotape, tape) = record on videotape
3. (record, tape) = register electronically; "They recorded her singing"