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English definition of “coil”

coil

noun [C]  /kɔɪl/ us  
a length of rope or wire curled to form a series of circles, one above the other: Rob raised the heavy coil of rope to his shoulder. A coil is also anything having the shape of a series of circles, one above the other: A coil of smoke rose from the chimney.
coil
verb [I/T]  /kɔɪl/ us  
[T] She coiled my hair, clipping curls with bobby pins.
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