Complete Definition of "coil"

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English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-coil.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Éɪl|-Éɪl

Etymology
From MF. coillir (French: cueillir), from L. colligere.

Noun
en-noun

  1. Something wound in the form of a helix or spiral.
  2. Common name for any intra-uterine contraceptive device (Abbreviation: IUD)—the first IUDs were coil-shaped.
  3. (electrical) A coil of electrically conductive wire through which electricity can flow.

Translations
trans-top|something wound
Arabic: ARchar|ÙÙÙ (milaff) m, ARchar|ÙØ´Ùعة (waÅ¡Ä«Êa) f
Finnish: kierukka, vyyhti, kela
German: Spirale f, Wickel m
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Spanish: espiral f, hélice f
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trans-top|intra-uterine contraceptive device
Finnish: kierukka
German: Spirale f
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Spanish: DIU m
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trans-top|electrical
Finnish: käämi, kela
French: bobine f
German: Spule f
Italian: bobina f
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Slovene: tuljava f
Spanish: bobina f
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Verb
en-verb

  1. 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.

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

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

Translations
trans-top|to wind into regular rings
Finnish: t|fi|kiertää, t|fi|keriä, t|fi|käämiä
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trans-top|to wind into loops
Finnish: t|fi|keriä, t|fi|vyyhtiä
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Irish

Noun
coil

  1. genitive of|col

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