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    coil

    coil - Dictionary definition and meaning for word coil

    Definition
    (noun) a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    Synonyms : helix , spiral , volute , whorl
    Example Sentence
    • a coil of rope
    Definition
    (noun) a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    Synonyms : curl , curlicue , gyre , ringlet , roll , scroll , whorl
    Definition
    (noun) a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine Definition
    (noun) a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb Definition
    (noun) tubing that is wound in a spiral Definition
    (noun) reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit Definition
    (verb) to wind or move in a spiral course
    Synonyms : gyrate , spiral
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) make without a potter's wheel
    Synonyms : hand-build , handbuild
    Example Sentence
    • This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels
    Definition
    (verb) wind around something in coils or loops
    Synonyms : curl , loop
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