coil

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
coil

Plural
coils

  1. (countable) A coil is a long object in circular piles "wound continuously round one point" (Oxford Illustrated Dictionary).
    Ropes are usually stored as coils.

Verb[change]

Plain form
coil

Third-person singular
coils

Past tense
coiled

Past participle
coiled

Present participle
coiling

  1. If you coil something, you wind it cylindrically or spirally around a common center.
    The machine coils the wire at a very high speed.