coiling helical spiral spiraling volute voluted whorled
coiled 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, whorled}; {convolute rolled longitudinally upon itself};{curled, curled up}; {involute closely coiled so that the axis is obscured)}; {looped, whorled}; {twined, twisted}; {convoluted}; {involute, rolled esp of petals or leaves in bud: having margins rolled inward)}; {wound}] [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • coiling — adj. 1. 1 Syn: helical, spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coiling — adjective in the shape of a coil • Syn: ↑helical, ↑spiral, ↑spiraling, ↑volute, ↑voluted, ↑whorled, ↑turbinate • Similar to: ↑coiled …   Useful english dictionary

  • whorled — adjective 1. in the shape of a coil • Syn: ↑coiling, ↑helical, ↑spiral, ↑spiraling, ↑volute, ↑voluted, ↑turbinate • Similar to: ↑c …   Useful english dictionary

  • voluted — adjective in the shape of a coil • Syn: ↑coiling, ↑helical, ↑spiral, ↑spiraling, ↑volute, ↑whorled, ↑turbinate • Similar to: ↑coiled …   Useful english dictionary

  • spiraling — adjective in the shape of a coil • Syn: ↑coiling, ↑helical, ↑spiral, ↑volute, ↑voluted, ↑whorled, ↑turbinate • Similar to: ↑coiled …   Useful english dictionary

  • looped whorled — coiled 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • convolute rolled longitudinally upon itself — coiled 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convoluted — coiled 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curled curled up — coiled 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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