coil


coil
coil1
coilable, adj.coilability, n.
/koyl/, v.t.
1. to wind into continuous, regularly spaced rings one above the other: to coil a wire around a pencil.
2. to wind on a flat surface into rings one around the other: He coiled the rope on the deck.
3. to gather (rope, wire, etc.) into loops: She coiled the garden hose and hung it on the hook.
v.i.
4. to form rings, spirals, etc.; gather or retract in a circular way: The snake coiled, ready to strike.
5. to move in or follow a winding course: The river coiled through the valley.
n.
6. a connected series of spirals or rings into which a rope or the like is wound.
7. a single such ring.
8. an arrangement of pipes, coiled or in a series, as in a radiator.
9. a continuous pipe having inlet and outlet, or flow and return ends.
10. Med. an intrauterine device.
11. Elect.
a. a conductor, as a copper wire, wound up in a spiral or other form.
b. a device composed essentially of such a conductor.
12. Philately.
a. a stamp issued in a roll, usually of 500 stamps, and usually perforated vertically or horizontally only.
b. a roll of such stamps.
[1605-15; perh. var. of CULL]
coil2
/koyl/, n.
1. a noisy disturbance; commotion; tumult.
2. trouble; bustle; ado.
[1560-70; orig. uncert.]

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      in an electric circuit, one or more turns, usually roughly circular or cylindrical, of current-carrying wire designed to produce a magnetic field or to provide electrical resistance or inductance; in the latter case, a coil is also called a choke coil (see also inductance). A soft iron core placed within a coil produces an electromagnet. A cylindrical coil that moves a plunger within it by variations in the current through the coil is known as a solenoid (q.v.).

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