Associations to the word «Coil»


COIL, noun. Something wound in the form of a helix or spiral.
COIL, noun. Any intra-uterine contraceptive device (Abbreviation: IUD)—the first IUDs were coil-shaped.
COIL, noun. (electrical) A coil of electrically conductive wire through which electricity can flow.
COIL, noun. (figurative) Entanglement; perplexity.
COIL, verb. To wind or reel e.g. a wire or rope into regular rings, often around a centerpiece.
COIL, verb. To wind into loops (roughly) around a common center.
COIL, verb. To wind cylindrically or spirally.
COIL, verb. (obsolete) (rare) To encircle and hold with, or as if with, coils.
COIL, noun. (now obsolete except in phrases) A noise, tumult, bustle, or turmoil.
COIL GUN, noun. Alternative spelling of coilgun
COIL UP, verb. (idiomatic) (ambitransitive) to make, or become, coiled
COIL WINDER, noun. A machine that winds wire into electromagnetic coils.

Dictionary definition

COIL, noun. A structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope".
COIL, noun. A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).
COIL, noun. A transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine.
COIL, noun. A contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb.
COIL, noun. Tubing that is wound in a spiral.
COIL, noun. Reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit.
COIL, verb. 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".
COIL, verb. Make without a potter's wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels".
COIL, verb. Wind around something in coils or loops.

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