Pronunciation: koil
v. t.1.To wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing.
[imp. & p. p. Coiled (koild); p. pr. & vb. n. Coiling.]
2.To encircle and hold with, or as with, coils.
v. i.1.To wind itself cylindrically or spirally; to form a coil; to wind; - often with about or around.
n.1.A ring, series of rings, or spiral, into which a rope, or other like thing, is wound.
2.Fig.: Entanglement; toil; mesh; perplexity.
3.A series of connected pipes in rows or layers, as in a steam heating apparatus.
Induction coil
(Elec.) See under Induction.
Ruhmkorff's coil
(Elec.) an induction coil, sometimes so called from Ruhmkorff ( ), a prominent manufacturer of the apparatus.
1.A noise, tumult, bustle, or confusion.
Noun1.coil - a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope"
Synonyms: helix, volute, whorl, spiral
2.coil - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles
3.coil - a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine
4.coil - a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
5.coil - tubing that is wound in a spiral
6.coil - reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
Verb1.coil - to wind or move in a spiral course; "the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action"; "black smoke coiling up into the sky"; "the young people gyrated on the dance floor"
Synonyms: gyrate, spiral
2.coil - make without a potter's wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"
3.coil - wind around something in coils or loops
Synonyms: curl, loop
uncoil - unwind or untwist
bolt, braid, brouhaha, bun, chignon, circles, cirrus, coil, corkscrew, crimp, crisp, cue, curl, curlicue, entwine, enwrap, evolute, foofaraw, furore, gyre, helix, involute, kink, knot, loop, part, piece, pigtail, plait, portion, queue, rattail, revolve, ringlet, roll, rotate, ruckus, rumpus, run, screw, scroll, shindig, shindy, snake, spiral, strip, swirl, tail, tendril, topknot, turn, twine, twirl, twist, uproar, volute, volution, vortex, whirl, whorl, wind, wrap, wreathe
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