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coil1 (kɔɪl)
 
vb
1.  to wind or gather (ropes, hair, etc) into loops or (of rope, hair, etc) to be formed in such loops
2.  (intr) to move in a winding course
 
n
3.  something wound in a connected series of loops
4.  a single loop of such a series
5.  an arrangement of pipes in a spiral or loop, as in a condenser
6.  See also induction coil an electrical conductor wound into the form of a spiral, sometimes with a soft iron core, to provide inductance or a magnetic field
7.  an intrauterine contraceptive device in the shape of a coil
8.  the transformer in a petrol engine that supplies the high voltage to the sparking plugs
 
[C16: from Old French coillir to collect together; see cull]
 
'coiler1
 
n

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