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Adjective: coiled  koyld
  1. Curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)
    "a coiled snake ready to strike"; "the rope lay coiled on the deck"
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: coiling, convolute, convoluted, helical, involute, involuted, rolled, spiral, spiraling [US], spiralling [Brit, Cdn], turbinate, volute, voluted, whorled

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

Antonym: uncoiled

Encyclopedia: Coil, Charles