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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: coillir, %cuillir% 'to gather'

coil

1 verb
     
coil1 also coil up [intransitive and transitive]
to wind or twist into a series of rings, or to make something do this:
The snake coiled around the branches of the tree.
Her long hair was coiled up in a plait at the top of her head.
He coiled the rope.
coiled adjective [only before noun]

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