un·​coiled | \ ˌən-ˈkȯi(-ə)ld How to pronounce uncoiled (audio) \

Definition of uncoiled

: not coiled

Examples of uncoiled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mike Goodman raised his golf club in a graceful arc, uncoiled and — with a swift metallic plink — sent the white ball streaking over the first fairway of the Worthington Manor Golf Club in Frederick County. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, "Maryland open: State’s golfers celebrate lifting of emergency pandemic decree," 7 May 2020 As Martinez waited, Buehler's body uncoiled with speed and power, his sinews and muscles firing like the bent wooden beams and twisted cords of gut and horsehair that powered the katapeltes thousands of years ago. Tom Verducci, SI.com, "Walker Buehler Has the Arm, Arsenal and Attitude to Be a Star," 13 Aug. 2019 To manage this, the team put an electrolyte in a gel and used a conducting (but uncoiled) nanotube yarn as the electrode. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Carbon nanotube “yarn” generates electricity when stretched," 24 Aug. 2017 Scientists believe these flat, uncoiled sections make prions lethal to brain cells. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In tracking a lethal family of diseases that threatens humans and animals, scientists have become the hunters," 6 July 2017

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First Known Use of uncoiled

1713, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncoiled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncoiled. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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