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English definition of “coil”

coil

noun [C] (CIRCLE)    /kɔɪl/
a length of rope, hair, or wire, arranged into a series of circles, one above the other: A coil of rope lay on the beach.figurative A coil of thick blue smoke rose up from his pipe.Bends, loops and curves specialized electronics a twisted length of wire through which an electric current travelsElectrical components and circuitry
(Definition of coil noun (CIRCLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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