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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 coil /ˈkɔɪ(ə)l/

From: Network Terminology

 線圈 捲

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coil, n.  A noise, tumult, bustle, or confusion. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coil v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coiled (koild); p. pr. & vb. n. Coiling.]
 1. To wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing.
 2. To encircle and hold with, or as with, coils. [Obs. or R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coil, v. i. To wind itself cylindrically or spirally; to form a coil; to wind; -- often with about or around.
 You can see his flery serpents . . .
 Coiting, playing in the water.   --Longfellow.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coil, n.
 1. A ring, series of rings, or spiral, into which a rope, or other like thing, is wound.
    The wild grapevines that twisted their coils from trec to tree.   --W. Irving.
 2. Fig.: Entanglement; toil; mesh; perplexity.
 3. A series of connected pipes in rows or layers, as in a steam heating apparatus.
 Induction coil. Elec. See under Induction.
 Ruhmkorff's coil Elec., an induction coil, sometimes so called from Ruhmkorff a prominent manufacturer of the apparatus.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous
           series of loops; "a coil of rope" [syn: spiral, volute,
            whorl, helix]
      2: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles [syn:
          whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll]
      3: a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a
         gasoline engine
      4: a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
      5: tubing that is wound in a spiral
      6: reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that
         introduces inductance into a circuit
      v 1: 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" [syn: gyrate, spiral]
      2: make without a potter's wheel; "This famous potter
         hand-builds all of her vessels" [syn: handbuild, hand-build]
      3: wind around something in coils or loops [syn: loop, curl]
         [ant: uncoil]