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