Coil means to wind around or gather into a circular form.(verb)
An example of coil is for a snake to wrap itself around a tree.
The definition of a coil is something rounded into a spiral or a series of such spirals.(noun)
An example of a coil is a mattress spring.
See coil in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME coilen, to select, cull < OFr coillir, to gather, pick < L colligere, to gather together: see collect
Origin: Early ModE < ?
See coil in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably from obsolete French coillir, to gather up
Origin: , from Latin colligere; see Collect 1.
Origin: Origin unknown.
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