What does the word coil mean?

Usage examples for coil

  1. Then straightway the coil of rope left its place at our feet, swam through the moat and climbed the tower's side. – Cedric, the Forester by Bernard Gay Marshall
  2. The mortal coil was very heavy and painful these last years, and no one can help being relieved that the end has come. – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. He has fixed the dry batteries in the toys to a spark coil, which makes the current stronger, and he's giving shocks that way. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods by Laura Lee Hope

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