Definition of 'coil'
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Your online posts can continue after you have logged off this mortal coil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With one legendary rock star after another shuffling off this mortal coil, it has been a terrible year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The more important buildings are protected by concrete blast barriers and coiled razor wire. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet stories can coil around our snake sightings. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)When forced to sit still he was like a coiled spring. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)He feasted his eyes upon the brilliant hair coiled in a glorious mass upon her head. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThe thick smell of magic coiled around the meadow. CHARMED LIFE (1977)We keep them like coiled springs and only let them loose at the races. The Sun (2014)How many other things must be crammed in before this mortal coil is shuffled off? Times, Sunday Times (2011)The snake then begins to coil itself slowly around the goat. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Our creative sector is like a coiled spring just waiting to be set free. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If an iron bar is placed within the coil core then it is moved by the magnetic field. Technology Basic Facts (1990)At times it feels as though she is tripping over herself to release all the pacy phrases coiled in her mind. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was my coil of hair. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)The support should be good, with proper springs and not cheap wire coils. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The squat 1930s building is almost entirely obscured by huge blast walls and coiled razor wire. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Release after five seconds and coil the hair against your head, securing with a clip. The Sun (2016)It's as if she keeps that emotional core coiled up inside, ready to be unleashed only in a fabulous operatic performance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Each morning, under strict direction, my mother would comb out my hair and wind it into coils on either side of my head. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'coil'
British English: coil NOUN
A coil of rope or wire is a length of it that has been wound into a series of loops.
He shook his head angrily and slung the coil of rope over his shoulder.
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