coiler

noun
coil·​er | \ ˈkȯilə(r)\
plural -s

Definition of coiler

1 : an apparatus used in spinning cotton and other fibers that coils the sliver by feeding it through a tube attached to an annular revolving plate into oppositely revolving cans
2 : one that makes coils (as by winding wire to form springs)

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