verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- a conductor, as a copper wire, wound up in a spiral or other form.
- a device composed essentially of such a conductor.
- ignition coil.
- a stamp issued in a roll, usually of 500 stamps, and usually perforated vertically or horizontally only.
- a roll of such stamps.
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OTHER WORDS FROM coilcoil·a·ble, adjectivecoil·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·coiled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for coil
A wireless signal can be sent that creates a current in a coil surrounding the pin, affecting its magnetic field and dropping the gadget.
Internal air chambers simulate traditional coils, and a double-lock valve helps keep air from escaping, and the convenient two-pack makes for an economic option when outfitting a family.
This mattress gets high marks for its double-height construction and the 40 internal air chambers in the top of the mattress that simulate the individual coils of a traditional mattress.
Each notebook is bound with a spiral lock coil binding that helps prevent the coils from catching on other things in your backpack.
That change in the magnetic field around the coil generates an electric current that also can be used to power the device.A Game Boy look-alike runs on solar panels and button smashes|Maria Temming|September 15, 2020|Science News
Dabbing wax on the coil or using hash oil on the wick also works.
In last summer's protests, that third began to coil the revolutionary energy of its frustrated expectations.
She was dressed in a cigarette skirt that surrounded her hips like a spring coil.
Macavoy, stripped to the waist, and carrying only a hatchet and a coil of rope tied round him, started away alone up the river.Romany of the Snows|Gilbert Parker
But John Rosedew and the life–boatmen held hard upon the coil of it, and drew him with all their might back again.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3)|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
When I turned, he was lying in long loose waves, like a letter 'W.' He twitched and began to coil slowly.My Antonia|Willa Cather
The period of complete swing of the coil under experimental conditions is about 11 seconds.Response in the Living and Non-Living|Jagadis Chunder Bose
It takes time to get a full-sized stream going through a coil because of the inductance of the coil.Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son|John Mills