any spring of wire coiled helically, having a cylindrical or conical outline.
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Origin of coil spring
First recorded in 1875–80
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A coil-spring makes the index fly back to the starting-point, when the power is relaxed at each indication of a character or word.The Humbugs of the World
P. T. Barnum
a helical spring formed from wire
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