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Adjective: coiling  koy-ling
  1. In the shape of a coil
    "A coiling spring is depicted by providing thickness to a helix";
    - helical, spiral, spiraling [US], volute, voluted, whorled, turbinate, spiralling [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: coil  koyl
  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";
    - gyrate, spiral
     
  2. Make without a potter's wheel
    "This famous potter coils all of her vessels";
    - handbuild, hand-build
     
  3. Wind around something in coils or loops
    - loop, curl

See also: coiled

Type of: forge, form, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], roll, shape, turn, twine, wind[2], work, wrap

Antonym: uncoil

Encyclopedia: Coiling

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