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  Definition of coil
  1. a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope"
  2. reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
  3. tubing that is wound in a spiral
  4. a contraceptive device placed inside a woman''s womb
  5. a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine
  6. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles
  7. wind around something in coils or loops
  8. make without a potter''s wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"
  9. 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"; "the young people gyrated on the dance floor"
Similar Words: spiral, volute, whorl, helix, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll, loop, handbuild, hand-build, gyrate

 

Hyponyms: hank, armature, astatic coils, choke, choke coil, choking coil, field coil, field winding, induction coil, primary coil, primary winding, primary, read/write head, head, secondary coil, secondary winding, secondary, solenoid, tickler coil, condenser, corolla, calyx, verticil

 

Derivational Morphology: gyrate, spiral, loop, curl, curl up, draw in, curve, kink, roll, roll out, undulate, whorl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll, volute, helix, gyration, whirling

 

Anagrams: Clio

 

 
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