Meaning of COIL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ kɔɪl ]

( coils, coiling, coiled)


A coil of rope or wire is a length of it that has been wound into a series of loops.

Tod shook his head angrily and slung the coil of rope over his shoulder...

The steel arrives at the factory in coils.

N-COUNT : oft N of n


A coil is one loop in a series of loops.

Pythons kill by tightening their coils so that their victim cannot breathe.



A coil is a thick spiral of wire through which an electrical current passes.



The coil is a contraceptive device used by women. It is fitted inside a woman’s womb, usually for several months or years.

N-COUNT : usu the N in sing


If you coil something, you wind it into a series of loops or into the shape of a ring. If it coils around something, it forms loops or a ring.

He turned off the water and began to coil the hose...

A huge rattlesnake lay coiled on the blanket.

VERB : V n , V-ed

Coil up means the same as coil .

Once we have the wire, we can coil it up into the shape of a spring...

Her hair was coiled up on top of her head.

PHRASAL VERB : V n P , V-ed P , also V P n (not pron)

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