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1 coil

A structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops:
— A coil of rope.

synonyms: helix, spiral, volute, whorl.

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Roget 59a: complexity; complexness etc. adj.; complexus; complication, implication; intricacy, intrication; perplexity; network, labyrinth; wilderness, jungle; ... show more

Roget 248: winding etc. v.; convolution, involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, ... show more

Roget 311: circuition, circulation; turn, curvet; excursion, circumvention, circumnavigation, circumambulation; northwest passage; circuit etc. 629.    turning ... show more

Dutch: propeller, schroef, helix, krul, schroeflijn, spiraal, spiraallijn

2 coil

A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).

synonyms: curl, curlicue, gyre, ringlet, roll, scroll, whorl.

Dutch: rol, wervelwind
Polish: rola, zwój

3 coil

A transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine.

4 coil

A contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb.

Dutch: spiraal, spiraaltje, spoel
Polish: spirala

5 coil

Tubing that is wound in a spiral.

Dutch: spiraal
Polish: wężownica

6 coil

Reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit.

Polish: faza, uzwojenie


1 coil

To wind or move in a spiral course:
— The muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action.
— Black smoke coiling up into the sky.

synonyms: gyrate, spiral.

2 coil

Make without a potter's wheel.

synonyms: hand-build, handbuild.

3 coil

Wind around something in coils or loops.

synonyms: curl, loop.

Roget 248: be convoluted etc. adj.; wind, twine, turn and twist, twirl; wave, undulate, meander; inosculate; entwine, intwine; twist, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: bolt, braid, brouhaha, bun, chignon, circles, cirrus, coil, corkscrew, crimp, crisp, cue, curl, curlicue, entwine, enwrap, evolute, foofaraw, furore, gyre ... show more.

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