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coil
'coil' - used as a noun
1. a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
a coil of rope
2. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
3. a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine
4. a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
5. tubing that is wound in a spiral
6. reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit

'coil' - used as a verb
7. 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
8. make without a potter's wheel
9. wind around something in coils or loops

derived forms
1. Coil / Plural
coils
2. Coil / Past
coiled
3. Coil / Third Person
coils
4. Coil / Present Participle
coiling
Variations of 'coil'
 
Antonym
  • uncoil
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