Definition of coil
- when we have shuffled off this mortal coil
- —William Shakespeare
First Known Use: 1567See Words from the same year
She coiled the loose thread around her finger.
A long scarf was coiled around her neck.
The cat coiled up into a ball.
The snake coiled around its prey.
: to wind (something) into circles
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a blind with adjustable horizontal slats
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