- 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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MagSafe by AppleWireless charging that snaps into placeWireless charging works best when you place the device directly over the induction coil.The best gadgets of 2020|By Stan Horaczek|December 2, 2020|Popular-Science
As a result, the iPhone 12 has a smaller wireless charging coil in the back, but it works more efficiently because it ensures you put the charger right in the sweet spot every time.The iPhone 12 Pro is a big upgrade even without the 5G hype|Stan Horaczek|October 28, 2020|Popular-Science
We recently analyzed the geometry and physics of how mammalian brains fold and how vertebrate intestines loop and coil.A Scientist Who Delights in the Mundane|Steve Nadis|October 26, 2020|Quanta Magazine
When a person presses or releases the button, the magnet moves through a wire coil.Batteries not included: This Game Boy look-alike doesn’t need them|Maria Temming|October 21, 2020|Science News For Students
The coil allows the iPhone to realize when devices are attached.All the big announcements from Apple’s iPhone 12 launch event|Stan Horaczek|October 13, 2020|Popular-Science
Like a Jack in the Box just sprung from coiled captivity, he begins rambling excitedly.Rob Marshall Defends ‘Into the Woods’|Kevin Fallon|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But all of them add up to a coiled-up rage, ready to lash out at the nearest target.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other models, such as string theory, propose more dimensions, but those are coiled up too small to be seen.Is the Cosmos Just a Big Hologram?|Matthew R. Francis|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then the snake coiled around the child and squeezed her to death.The $10 Billion Pet Cheetah and Chimp Industry|Sharon Adarlo|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The stories are splintered and refracted, the progressions coiled.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On his loins was a lion of great fierceness, and coiled round his waist was a hissing mamba (snake).Uncanny Tales|Various
In other words, the crown of his head was to be shaven, and his long hair tightly coiled upon the bare place thus made.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
The string of pearls was coiled up in the midst of the roll of soiled muslin and the badge was pinned to one of the folds.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
She wore her hair quite smooth, with plaits coiled round the back of her head.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
After a straight-away run of a hundred yards, it coiled serpentlike around the mountain's crest.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews