Noun coil has 6 senses
  1. coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix - a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope"
    --1 is a kind of structure, construction
    --1 has particulars: hank
    Derived forms: verb coil1, verb coil3
  2. coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles
    --2 is a kind of round shape
    --2 has particulars: corolla; calyx; verticil
    Derived forms: verb coil1, verb coil3
  3. coil - a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine
    --3 is a kind of
  4. coil - a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
    --4 is a kind of
    contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device
  5. coil - tubing that is wound in a spiral
    --5 is a kind of
    tube, tubing
    --5 has particulars: condenser
  6. coil - reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
    --6 is a kind of
    --6 has particulars:
     armature; astatic coils; choke, choke coil, choking coil; field coil, field winding; induction coil; primary coil, primary winding, primary; read/write head, head; secondary coil, secondary winding, secondary; solenoid; tickler coil
,Verb coil has 3 senses
  1. gyrate, spiral, 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"; "the young people gyrated on the dance floor"
    --1 is one way to turn
    Derived forms: noun coil2, noun coil1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. handbuild, hand-build, coil - make without a potter's wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"
    --2 is one way to shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. coil, loop, curl - wind around something in coils or loops
    --3 is one way to wind, wrap, roll, twine
    Antonyms: uncoil
    Derived forms: noun coil2, noun coil1
    Sample sentences:
    They coil the wire around the stick
    The wires coil around the stick