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coil in Shapes, patterns topic

coilcoil2 noun [countable]  1 CFa continuous series of circular rings into which something such as wire or rope has been wound or twistedcoil of a coil of rope2 one ring of wire, rope etc in a continuous series3 TEEa wire or a metal tube in a continuous circular shape that produces light or heat when electricity is passed through it the coil in a light bulb4 TTCthe part of a car engine that sends electricity to the spark plugs5 SYa contraceptive that is a flat curved piece of metal or plastic that is fitted inside a woman’s uterus syn IUD
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coilI pinned the braids in a coil on top of the waved cap of hair.Condenser coils are the tubes under or behind the refrigerator that carry coolant to the refrigeration unit.There should be frost all over the freezer coil.The snake wrapped its coils around her.Massive coils atop the building hissed and cracked through the day, but the doors never opened.Twist the wire round the foot so that it sits tightly, forming a protective coil around the tubular feet.It is linked to the magnetic field of the transmitted wave - not the turns of the coil.Ever use one of those coils around Halloween time?coil ofThe embassy building is surrounded by high walls topped with coils of barbed wire.