Synonyms of coil


1. coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix, structure, construction

usage: a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope"

2. coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll, round shape

usage: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

3. coil, transformer

usage: a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine

4. coil, contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device

usage: a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb

5. coil, tube, tubing

usage: tubing that is wound in a spiral

6. coil, reactor

usage: reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit


1. gyrate, spiral, coil, turn

usage: 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"

2. handbuild, hand-build, coil, shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge

usage: make without a potter's wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"

3. coil, loop, curl, wind, wrap, roll, twine

usage: wind around something in coils or loops

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Definition and meaning of coil (Dictionary)