- to unwind from a coiled position.
Origin of uncoil
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Examples from the Web for uncoil
Diane blushed, but put up a hand and began to uncoil the tresses.Fort Amity
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
One of the Indians on horseback began to uncoil his rawhide saddle-rope.'Me-Smith'
This made it uncoil its tail; then he followed up the attack by a second blow.The Wanderers
At times he makes me feel as if he was a snake ready to uncoil and strike.Uncle Terry
Charles Clark Munn
He then commences to uncoil himself and straighten himself out.Letters of Peregrine Pickle
George P. Upton
- to unwind or become unwound; untwist
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