Definitions for coil

Definitions for (noun) coil

Main entry: coil, spiral, helix, whorl, volute

Definition: a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops

Usage: a coil of rope

Main entry: coil

Definition: reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit

Main entry: coil

Definition: tubing that is wound in a spiral

Main entry: coil

Definition: a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb

Main entry: coil

Definition: a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine

Main entry: curl, curlicue, coil, gyre, whorl, ringlet, scroll, roll

Definition: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

Definitions for (verb) coil

Main entry: curl, coil, loop

Definition: wind around something in coils or loops

Main entry: coil, hand-build, handbuild

Definition: make without a potter's wheel

Usage: This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels

Main entry: gyrate, spiral, coil

Definition: to wind or move in a spiral course

Usage: 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

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