Coiling



[koil] /kɔɪl/

verb (used with object)
1.
to wind into continuous, regularly spaced rings one above the other:
to coil a wire around a pencil.
2.
to wind on a flat surface into rings one around the other:
He coiled the rope on the deck.
3.
to gather (rope, wire, etc.) into loops:
She coiled the garden hose and hung it on the hook.
verb (used without object)
4.
to form rings, spirals, etc.; gather or retract in a circular way:
The snake coiled, ready to strike.
5.
to move in or follow a winding course:
The river coiled through the valley.
noun
6.
a connected series of spirals or rings into which a rope or the like is wound.
7.
a single such ring.
8.
an arrangement of pipes, coiled or in a series, as in a radiator.
9.
a continuous pipe having inlet and outlet, or flow and return ends.
10.
Medicine/Medical. an intrauterine device.
11.
Electricity.

12.
Philately.

/kɔɪl/
verb
1.
to wind or gather (ropes, hair, etc) into loops or (of rope, hair, etc) to be formed in such loops
2.
(intransitive) to move in a winding course
noun
3.
something wound in a connected series of loops
4.
a single loop of such a series
5.
an arrangement of pipes in a spiral or loop, as in a condenser
6.
an electrical conductor wound into the form of a spiral, sometimes with a soft iron core, to provide inductance or a magnetic field See also induction coil
7.
an intrauterine contraceptive device in the shape of a coil
8.
the transformer in a petrol engine that supplies the high voltage to the sparking plugs
/kɔɪl/
noun
1.
the troubles and activities of the world (in the Shakespearean phrase this mortal coil)
v.

“to wind,” 1610s, from Middle French coillir “to gather, pick,” from Latin colligere “to gather together” (see collect). Meaning specialized perhaps in nautical usage. Related: Coiled; coiling.
n.

1620s, from coil (v.). Related: Coils.
chemical oxygen-iodine laser

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