What is the meaning of reeling in flight?

He has destroyed host and sent the lords of Trident reeling in flight.


  • I think it's staggering but I'm not sure. – Alejandro Dec 10 '15 at 3:32
  • Reel, in, and flight are all in the dictionary. Which word gives you trouble? What definitions have you found and why have they not made sense? Which dictionaries have you checked? – user20792 Dec 10 '15 at 4:23



2.lose one's balance and stagger or lurch violently

They were so eager to get away that they lost their footing. The imagery is of individuals being trampled upon in a general "everyone for himself" rush to escape.

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