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Definitions of coil

  1. a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. tubing that is wound in a spiral Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. wind around something in coils or loops Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make without a wheel; of pottery Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. make without a potter's wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To encircle and hold with, or as with, coils. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To wind itself cylindrically or spirally; to form a coil; to wind; -- often with about or around. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. A ring, series of rings, or spiral, into which a rope, or other like thing, is wound. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Fig.: Entanglement; toil; mesh; perplexity. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A series of connected pipes in rows or layers, as in a steam heating apparatus. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. A noise, tumult, bustle, or confusion. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. A rope gathered into a ring; anything like it; a spiral; a series of connected pipes in windings, layers, etc., a continuous spiral of conducting material. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To wind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. A structure consisting of a series of windings forming a ring or spiral. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  21. To gather together, or wind in rings as a rope, a serpent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. One of the rings into which a rope is gathered. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Ring into which a flexible body is wound; confusion; noise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To wind into rings. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To wind spirally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A ring or spiral; perplexity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Confusion or tumult; turmoil. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A rope gathered into a ring. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. Trouble; turmoil. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To gather or wind round into a ring, as a rope or a serpent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. A rope gathered into a circular heap. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. To gather or wind into a circular heap, as a rope or serpent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. koil, v.t. to wind in rings as a rope, a serpent, &c.: to twist: to entangle.--v.i. to twist one's self.--n. a rope which has been gathered into rings: one of the rings into which a rope is gathered: a wire wound spirally to conduct electricity.--COIL UP, of a serpent, to get into a position for springing: to gather into a ball. [O. Fr. coillir (Fr. cueillir)--L. collig[)e]re--col, together, leg[)e]re, to gather.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. koil, n. tumult: hubbub: noise: fuss.--MORTAL COIL, the toil and trouble of human life. [Der. unknown; prob. Celt.; Gael. and Ir. goill, war.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  35. Dispose (rope &c.) in concentric rings; twist (t. & i., often up) into circular or spiral shape; move sinuously. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. Length of coiled rope, spring, &c.; arrangement, thing arranged, in concentric circles; single turn of coiled thing, e.g. snake; lock of hair twisted& coiled; wire, piping, &c., in circles or symmetric curves; (Electr.) spiral wire for passage of current. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. (archaic& poet.). Disturbance, much ado, noise, (this mortal c., turmoil of life). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. A spiral. American pocket medical dictionary.
  39. A winding or spiral structure; anything wound, a loop. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  40. n. The ring, or series of rings, into which a rope or other like thing is wound; —a noise; tumult. Cabinet Dictionary
  41. Tumult, turmoil, bustle; a rope wound into a ring. Complete Dictionary

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