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  • nounthread that curls
  • verbcurl around, entwine

synonyms for coil

  • braid
  • tendril
  • bight
  • circle
  • convolution
  • corkscrew
  • curlicue
  • gyration
  • helix
  • involution
  • lap
  • loop
  • ring
  • roll
  • scroll
  • spiral
  • turn
  • twine
  • twirl
  • twist
  • whorl
  • wind
See also synonyms for: coiled
  • convolute
  • twine
  • rotate
  • fold
  • writhe
  • spire
  • spiral
  • twist
  • turn
  • intertwine
  • loop
  • lap
  • scroll
  • wind
  • snake
  • sinuate
  • wreathe
  • convolve
  • corkscrew
  • intervolve
  • make serpentine
  • wrap around
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A wireless signal can be sent that creates a current in a coil surrounding the pin, affecting its magnetic field and dropping the gadget.
THESE TINY SENSORS CAN HITCH A RIDE ON MOTHBACKDEVIN COLDEWEYOCTOBER 8, 2020TECHCRUNCH
Internal air chambers simulate traditional coils, and a double-lock valve helps keep air from escaping, and the convenient two-pack makes for an economic option when outfitting a family.
AIR MATTRESSES FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO ENTERTAIN AND TRAVELPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMSEPTEMBER 30, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
This mattress gets high marks for its double-height construction and the 40 internal air chambers in the top of the mattress that simulate the individual coils of a traditional mattress.
AIR MATTRESSES FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO ENTERTAIN AND TRAVELPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMSEPTEMBER 30, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Each notebook is bound with a spiral lock coil binding that helps prevent the coils from catching on other things in your backpack.
NOTABLE NOTEBOOKS FOR WRITING AND DRAWINGPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMSEPTEMBER 17, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
That change in the magnetic field around the coil generates an electric current that also can be used to power the device.
A GAME BOY LOOK-ALIKE RUNS ON SOLAR PANELS AND BUTTON SMASHESMARIA TEMMINGSEPTEMBER 15, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Over this spot he twisted all the remaining hair into a coil about four inches long, pointing slightly forward like a horn.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
No matter what Jessie did to the tuning coil she could not bring that strangely broadcasted message back to their ears.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
Amy adjusted the earphones while her friend manipulated the slides on the tuning coil.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
She adjusted it, sticking the hat pin through the heavy coil of hair with some deliberation.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
“No visitors allowed aboard,” replied Mr Welton sternly; catching up, nevertheless, a coil of rope.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO COIL

  • braid
  • coil
  • cord
  • cylinder
  • pin
  • quill
  • ratchet
  • reel
  • spindle
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