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  1. (noun) A series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding: a coil of rope; long coils of hair.
  2. (noun) An individual spiral or ring within such a series.
  3. (noun) A spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes, as in a radiator.
  4. (noun) Electricity A wound spiral of two or more turns of insulated wire, used to introduce inductance into a circuit.
  5. (noun) Electricity Any of various devices of which such a spiral is the major component.
  6. (noun) A roll of postage stamps prepared for use in a vending machine.
  7. (verb-transitive) To wind in concentric rings or spirals.
  8. (verb-transitive) To wind into a shape resembling a coil.
  9. (verb-intransitive) To form concentric rings or spirals.
  10. (verb-intransitive) To move in a spiral course: black smoke coiling up into the sky.
  11. (noun) A disturbance; a fuss.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Twist the object beyond recognition along the X - or Y-axis, or make the title coil out towards you along the Z - axis. - Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  2. Please note as my friend Farrah did that the Tesla coil is surrounded by a Faraday cage. - Tesla Coils = Lost Revelation
  3. The pickup coil is placed under, or near, any transformer-type telephone without being in physical contact with it. - 2008 December
  4. Then a metal coil is placed there to prevent further damage from leaking blood. - Hemorrhagic Stroke
  5. The gold colored ignition coil is on my pickup today, and the valve covers were on my Fairlane, and are now on the rebuilt dune buggy shown on more of my dune buggy pages. - Boing Boing: January 22, 2006 - January 28, 2006 Archives


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