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)
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006