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COILED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coiled mean? 

COILED (adjective)
  The adjective COILED has 1 sense:

1. curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)

  Familiarity information: COILED used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COILED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)

Context examples:

a coiled snake ready to strike / the rope lay coiled on the deck

Similar:

coiling; helical; spiral; spiraling; turbinate; volute; voluted; whorled (in the shape of a coil)

convolute (rolled longitudinally upon itself)

convoluted (rolled or coiled together)

curled; curled up (drawn up into a ball)

involute ((of some shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured)

involute; rolled (especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward)

looped; whorled (like the pattern basic to the human fingerprint)

twined; twisted (wound or wrapped around something)

wound (put in a coil)

Antonym:

uncoiled (no longer coiled)


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