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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Origin of coil1
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
ABC had effectively removed the launching coil on its Modern Family springboard.
Dabbing wax on the coil or using hash oil on the wick also works.
With time I learned to disassemble the entire hotpot and mount the heating coil on a roast beef can with a whole punched in it.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison|Daniel Genis|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the other far end of the spectrum, admittedly, is the idea that our first president might have unsprung the mortal coil.
The people of his auto-erotic novel Crash coil sex, death, and the motor car, a megadose of pleasure brew.
Over this spot he twisted all the remaining hair into a coil about four inches long, pointing slightly forward like a horn.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
No matter what Jessie did to the tuning coil she could not bring that strangely broadcasted message back to their ears.
Amy adjusted the earphones while her friend manipulated the slides on the tuning coil.
She adjusted it, sticking the hat pin through the heavy coil of hair with some deliberation.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
“No visitors allowed aboard,” replied Mr Welton sternly; catching up, nevertheless, a coil of rope.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne