Coil 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 spirally; as, to coil a rope when not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing. [1913 Webster]

2. To encircle and hold with, or as with, coils. [Obs. or R.] --T. Edwards. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • coiled — (koild), adj. curled or wound especially in concentric rings or spirals; as, a coiled snake ready to strike; the rope lay coiled on the deck. Opposite of {uncoiled}. Note: [Narrower terms: {coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • coiled — index sinuous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • coiled — [[t]kɔ͟ɪld[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Coiled means in the form of a series of loops. ...a heavy coiled spring. ...special coiled kettle flexes …   English dictionary

  • coiled — adjective curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals) a coiled snake ready to strike the rope lay coiled on the deck • Ant: ↑uncoiled • Similar to: ↑coiling, ↑helical, ↑spiral, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • coiled — adjective In the form of coils; having coils. a coiled serpent Syn: looped …   Wiktionary

  • coiled — adj. Coiled is used with these nouns: ↑snake, ↑spring …   Collocations dictionary

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  • coiled — kɔɪl n. cylinder, roll; ring, link; wrapping, winding v. bind, wrap; twist, wind …   English contemporary dictionary

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