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Definitions of coil:
  • noun:   a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    Example: "A coil of rope"
  • noun:   reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
  • noun:   tubing that is wound in a spiral
  • noun:   a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
  • noun:   a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine
  • noun:   a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles
  • verb:   wind around something in coils or loops
  • verb:   to wind or move in a spiral course
    Example: "The muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action"
  • verb:   make without a potter's wheel
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #9353)

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