coil

1. noun /kɔɪl/
a) Something wound in the form of a helix or spiral.

If the windes rage, doth not the Sea wax mad, / Threatning the welkin with his big-swolne face? / And wilt thou haue a reason for this coile?

b) Common name for any intra-uterine contraceptive device (Abbreviation: IUD)—the first IUDs were coil-shaped.

this great Savage desired also to see him. A great coyle there was to set him forward.

2. verb /kɔɪl/
a) To wind or reel e.g. a wire or rope into regular rings, often around a centerpiece.

A simple transformer can be made by coiling two pieces of insulated copper wire around an iron heart.

b) To wind into loops (roughly) around a common center.

The sailor coiled the free end of the hawser on the pier.


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  • Coil — (koil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coiled} (koild); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coiling}.] [OF. coillir, F. cueillir, to collect, gather together, L. coligere; col + legere to gather. See {Legend}, and cf. {Cull}, v. t., {Collect}.] 1. To wind cylindrically or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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