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Definition of Coil


  1. To wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing.
  2. To encircle and hold with, or as with, coils.
  3. To wind itself cylindrically or spirally; to form a coil; to wind; -- often with about or around.
  4. A ring, series of rings, or spiral, into which a rope, or other like thing, is wound.
  5. Fig.: Entanglement; toil; mesh; perplexity.
  6. A series of connected pipes in rows or layers, as in a steam heating apparatus.
  7. A noise, tumult, bustle, or confusion.

Coil Translations

coil in Afrikaans is spoel
coil in Dutch is bobine, spoel, klos
coil in French is bobine, spirale
coil in German is Spule, Wendel, Wicklung, Spule, aufwickeln
coil in Norwegian is kveil, spiral
coil in Portuguese is bobina
coil in Spanish is rollo, espira
coil in Swedish is ringla, ring, rulle