- twisted; coiled.
Origin of tortile
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He that would behold a very anomalous motion, may observe it in the Tortile and tiring stroaks of Gnatworms.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne
- rare twisted or coiled
C17: from Latin tortilis winding, from tortus twisted, from torquēre to twist