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.
Origin of coil1
Related formscoil·a·ble, adjectivecoil·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·coiled, adjective
Definition for coil (2 of 2)
Origin of coil2
Examples from the Web for coil
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