Definitions for COILkɔɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to wind into continuous rings one above the other or one around the other.
to gather (rope, wire, etc.) into loops:
Coil the garden hose and hang it up.
(v.i.)to form rings, spirals, etc.
to follow a winding course.
(n.)a series of spirals or rings into which something is wound:
a coil of rope.
a single such ring.
an arrangement of pipes, coiled or in a series, as in a radiator.
Category: Building Trades
a continuous pipe having inlet and outlet, or flow and return ends.
Category: Building Trades
Ref: intrauterine device.
an electrical conductor, as a copper wire, wound up in a spiral or other form. a device composed essentially of such a conductor.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism, Automotive
a stamp issued in a rolled strip, usu. perforated vertically or horizontally only.
Origin of coil:
1605–15; perh. var. of cull
a noisy disturbance; commotion.
Origin of coil:
1560–70; orig. uncert.
coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix(noun)
a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
"a coil of rope"
coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll(noun)
a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine
a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
tubing that is wound in a spiral
reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
gyrate, spiral, coil(verb)
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"
handbuild, hand-build, coil(verb)
make without a potter's wheel
"This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"
coil, loop, curl(verb)
wind around something in coils or loops
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a long piece of sth wound into a spiral
a coil of wire/rope
to form or make into a coil
a snake coiled around a tree branch; to coil the rope
to wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing
to encircle and hold with, or as with, coils
to wind itself cylindrically or spirally; to form a coil; to wind; -- often with about or around
a ring, series of rings, or spiral, into which a rope, or other like thing, is wound
fig.: Entanglement; toil; mesh; perplexity
a series of connected pipes in rows or layers, as in a steam heating apparatus
a noise, tumult, bustle, or confusion
An electromagnetic coil is formed when a conductor is wound around a core or form to create an inductor or electromagnet. When electricity is passed through a coil, it generates a magnetic field. One loop of wire is usually referred to as a turn or a winding, and a coil consists of one or more turns. For use in an electronic circuit, electrical connection terminals called taps are often connected to a coil. Coils are often coated with varnish or wrapped with insulating tape to provide additional insulation and secure them in place. A completed coil assembly with one or more set of coils and taps is often called the windings. Windings are used in transformers, electric motors, inductors, solenoids loudspeakers, and many other applications.
Translations for COIL
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a length of something wound into a loop or loops
a coil of rope; a coil of hair.
- لَفّـه، إلْتِفافArabic
- roloPortuguese (BR)
- role, kotouč; svitekCzech
- die Rolle, die LockeGerman
- rulle; ringDanish
- σπείρα, κουλύραGreek
- kera, kiharEstonian
- کلاف؛ حلقهFarsi
- वलयक, लपेटHindi
- navoj, omotCroatian
- rotolo; crocchiaItalian
- (줄, 머리 등의) 한 가닥Korean
- vija, garbanaLithuanian
- ritulis; tinumsLatvian
- tros, vlechtDutch
- kveil, ring, spiralNorwegian
- zwój, lokPolish
- کلاف؛ حلقهPersian
- rulou; buclăRomanian
- виток; локонRussian
- závit, prstenecSlovak
- slinga, ring, [hår]lockSwedish
- ขด (เชือกหรือสายยาง)Thai
- bukle, halkaTurkish
- (一)卷Chinese (Trad.)
- کنڈل ، بل ، پیچUrdu
- （一）卷Chinese (Simp.)
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