Coil Definition

koil
coiled, coiling, coils
noun
coils
Anything wound or gathered into a series of rings or a spiral.
Webster's New World
Such a series of rings or a spiral.
Webster's New World
A single turn of a coiled figure.
Webster's New World
A series of connected pipes in rows or coils.
Webster's New World
Any of various devices of which such a spiral is the major component.
American Heritage
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verb
coiled, coiling, coils
To wind around and around.
Webster's New World
To wind into a shape resembling a coil.
American Heritage
To wind or gather (rope, a hose, etc.) into a circular or spiral form.
Webster's New World
To move in a winding course.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Coil

Noun

Singular:
coil
Plural:
coils

Origin of Coil

  • Probably from obsolete French coillir to gather up from Latin colligere collect1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown.

    From Wiktionary

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