Translation of "coil" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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coilnoun [ C ]

uk /kɔɪl/ us /kɔɪl/

coil noun [ C ] (CIRCLE)

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. 海滩上放着一卷绳子。
figurative A coil of thick blue smoke rose up from his pipe. 一圈蓝色的浓烟从他的烟斗里冒了出来。

specialized electronics a twisted length of wire through which an electric current travels


coil noun [ C ] (MEDICAL)

UK informal an IUD (= a medical device to stop a woman becoming pregnant)


coilverb [ I or T ]

uk /kɔɪl/ us /kɔɪl/

to arrange something in a coil

She coiled her hair into a neat bun on top of her head. 她把头发在头顶挽成一个利落的发髻。
The snake coiled itself tightly around the deer. 蛇紧紧地把鹿缠绕住。

(Translation of “coil” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)