Meaning of “coil” in the English Dictionary

"coil" in British English

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coilnoun [ C ]

uk /kɔɪl/ us /kɔɪl/

coilverb [ I or T ]

uk /kɔɪl/ us /kɔɪl/
coiled
adjective uk /kɔɪld/ us /kɔɪld/

a coiled spring

(Definition of “coil” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coil" in American English

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coilnoun [ C ]

us /kɔɪl/

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 ] us /kɔɪl/

[ T ] She coiled my hair, clipping curls with bobby pins.

(Definition of “coil” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)