Translation of coil in Spanish:


rollo, n.

Pronunciation /kɔɪl/

See Spanish definition of rollo


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    • 1.1(series of loops)

      (of rope, wire, cable) rollo masculine
      (of smoke) espiral feminine
      (of smoke) volutas feminine
      (of hair) moño masculine
      (of hair) chongo masculine Mexico
      (of hair) rodete masculine River Plate
      the snake wound itself into a coil la serpiente se enrolló / se enroscó
      • The cup-shaped vessel specially made to keep the lighted mosquito repellent coil, candle stand and small teacups are among the attractions.
      • ‘For villagers who can not afford to purchase a mosquito net or coils, Jatrohpa is the answer to their cry,’ said Munengu.
      • With a lit coil around, the mosquitoes begin coughing and either stay away or soon die.
      • The first thing I had to do was photograph the interior of my bungalow before the air got hazy with the smoke from the smouldering mosquito-repellent coils.
      • The use of mosquito repellents, especially coils, mats and liquids, apparently will have harmful effects on the health.
      • ‘We're following the ancient Cinnamon Route,’ he says proudly, seated atop a coil of rope in the ship's bow as it skims across the Java Sea.
      • Levitan had a heavy coil of climbing rope strapped to his green pack.
      • Scientists this week finished removing sediment from the ballast tanks of the sub after recovering a coil of waterlogged rope.
      • They were carrying a long coil of rope, and were saying something in sign language that was probably equivalent to ‘Grab the rope and tie it to something,’
      • Madden waited for several minutes and watched the coil of rope slowly play out as the two children descended deeper into the bowels of Morecook's cabinet fastness.
      • In the far corner of the room was a coil of thick rope.
      • Raven talking is a rare event, and so you have to play the game wondering things like, ‘Is that thing on the floor a coil of rope or a snake?’
      • Hogan is best known for his polychromatic relief paintings made by pouring Rhoplex over concentric coils of rope laid out in geometric patterns.
      • I had yet to tie together a thousand feet of rope, but hoping that I might be able to momentarily, I tied one end of the rope to a large iron stanchion and hooked the massive coil of line over the polished oak rail.
      • Her hair was black, gleaming and pulled back severely - almost ruthlessly - into a twisted coil of tight loops at the base of her neck.
      • The weighing scales took pride of place on the counter and I was keenly interested on the large coil of twine and stack of brown paper which were used to keep everyone's messages together.
      • The rest of the room was littered with people, variously scattered on old wooden reels that once were the core of a coil of industrial cable, or on long wooden benches, or propped against the walls.
      • The woman pushed back the sagging coil of her hair and pulled the receiver out of the girl's hand.
      • Dia now also oversees the mother of all earthworks, Spiral Jetty, a great coil of rocks built by Robert Smithson into the Great Salt Lake in Utah in 1970.
      • He released the coil of hair so it sprang into a curl.
      • They would have a coil of fake pearls that would be wound around their curls.
      • He insisted on wearing both items all day and so I had to help him fasten the coil of whip to his belt loop because he couldn't figure out how to make it stay.
      • They wrapped themselves in Maliphant's movement as if it were an endless coil of cloth, one that let them melt or grapple or build precarious lifts without ever interrupting the flow of the material.
      • In his dry suit with the tool kit, hammer, stakes, and a coil of yellow nylon line, he looks like some oversized cartoon character, good or evil, Jimmy's not sure which.
      • Another way to maintain necessary contact time is to run the chlorinated water through a coil of pipe.

    • 1.2(single loop)

      lazada feminine
      vuelta feminine
      one coil of the rope had fallen loose se había soltado una lazada / vuelta de cuerda
      • Wolfus struggled to reach for his sword, and slashed off the coils with a single swipe.
      • Seti's black eyes lit up, and several tentacles were instantly flung around Indigo's torso and chest, constricting like snake coils.
      • The two sisters both rested their hands on the coils of the great snake and stroked it gently as others would stroke a sleeping cat.
      • Mike gripped the snake's coils and began to peel it from around the woman's arm.
      • Then, I saw the smoke of the incense rise in a spiral, just like the coils of a snake, you know.
      • Scurry washed and blow-dried the model's natural hair, then wrapped individual pieces around a small-barrel curling iron to set coils.
      • He watched as the coil rose above their heads, and then he tried to pry the snake away as it began to tighten its coils around them.
      • She then wrapped pieces around medium- and small-barrel curling irons to set coils.
      • Her bleached blonde hair is dragged up into neat golden coils of plaiting, like a sleeping snake on her head.
      • They can be corrected by surgery or by radiologic placement of coils in the dilated veins.
      • After death, tangled loops and coils of a fibre-like material of beta-amyloid protein, can be observed in brain tissue.
      • Successful right bronchial artery embolization was performed with coils.
      • It tightens the coils by contracting the individual muscles between its ribs and so prevents the prey from moving.
      • One end of the clay cord was formed into a loop and fastened with a smaller coil of clay wrapped around it.
      • I nipped one coil off the trigger return spring.
      • Merely uncoil the roll of mesh so there are 3 feet or so between each coil.
      • In one variant of the receiver, the coils are collinear and are wound about cores that are mounted in pairs of diametrically opposed apertures in the housing of the probe.
      • In its place, the diesel unwreathed coils of black smoke over a typical, hard-worked Kerala landscape of coconuts and rice paddies broken occasionally by broad sluggish rivers and clattering bridges.

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    • 2.1induction coilElectricity

      bobina (de inducción) feminine
      • After a quick and jovial discussion about the problem he checked the spark plugs and coil.
      • When Tri-Tech won a contract to manufacture encapsulated coils for valves on buses powered by natural gas, it knew the components would require superior protection against the elements.
      • Motor control of a variable reluctance motor is obtained by providing a periodic voltage waveform to a coil of a motor.
      • Some vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing the coil whenever replacing ignition wires, to avoid the higher resistance in new wires from damaging the ignition module.
      • In the article it said the engine has eight coils and dual plugs.
      • Dirty filters, coils, and fans reduce airflow through the system.
      • Changing levels of current in the wires of an electric coil wrapped around a magnetic generate fluctuations in the magnetic field.
      • This voltage in the feedback coil conducts current to the transistor base, making the transistor conductive again, and the process repeats.
      • Electricity is produced when coils of wire inside the generator create a pulse as they move through a magnetic field, Sagrillo said.
      • Thus, the induced voltage in the coil generated by any outer magnetic field is controlled to reduce noise.
      • He had learned that an inductance coil was a closed circuit with no current of its own.
      • Solenoids also supply voltage to the glow coil and are part of the electrical loop.
      • The three-channel CPU voltage regulator uses original inductance coils in a casing and capacitors from OST and Nippon Chemi-Con.
      • Short bursts of electrical current are send through a coil of wire, causing a magnetic field.
      • A second capacitor coil is inductively coupled to the control inductor, and is to be connected to the capacitor to provide a second resonant sub-circuit to control resonant gain.
      • The sample magnetization can be measured through the induction of a voltage signal in a coil surrounding the sample after its manipulation by an appropriate combination of radio-frequency pulses.
      • It relied on the principle of electromagnetic induction, and consisted of an insulated coil of copper wire connected to a large electrical capacitance.
      • Around the magnet is an electrical coil attached to the floating buoy.
      • The pickup's magnetic field is disturbed when iron or steel moves through it; this disturbance generates A / C voltage in the coil.
      • Should the deformation lead to the decrease in the coil's inductance, the energy of the magnetic field will increase.
      • It works by moving a magnet through a coil of wire and produces a alternating current which must then be rectified by the use of diodes.
      • A high-density coil transforms the magnetic charge generated by the rotor into electrical energy that powers the watch.
      • These currents are induced by the rapidly changing magnetic field generated by a coil supplied with an alternating current.
      • If you vary the size of the two inductors - the number of loops in each coil - you can boost voltage from the primary to the secondary.
      • In particular the area where the power supply components are located looks different: the number and location of capacitors, coils and the transistors around the CPU socket has been changed.
      • This gear rotates coils of wire within a magnetic field inside the generator, creating electricity.

    • 2.2ignition coilMotor Vehicles

      bobina (de encendido) feminine

  • 3British

    espiral feminine
    dispositivo intrauterino masculine
    • Intrauterine devices, also known as coils, are rigid contraceptive devices that are inserted into the uterus by a doctor.
    • If you have a contraceptive coil fitted, you must tell the radiographer as some have copper wire in them.
    • The contraceptive coil seems to increase the risk of BV.
    • It is best not to use the coil for contraception after PID has been diagnosed.
    • The generally accepted medical practice in the use of the coil as a post-coital contraceptive device is that it may properly be introduced at any time up to the 20th day.
    • Like other coils, the Mirena coil is also a contraceptive.
    • She had been protected from pregnancy through an intrauterine coil, which had been inserted under general anaesthetic but which was due to be replaced.
    • On the same day a woman with the same name was due to have her contraceptive coil removed.
    • It's the sort of consignment Jan takes with her whenever she visits Romania, along with contraceptive coils and coffee.
    • Mirena is the brand name of a new type of intra-uterine contraceptive device, or coil.
    • Some people object to the contraindications of the coil.
    • It would also open the door to other claims against the mini-pill and intra-uterine devices such as the coil, which would make a similar mockery of the law outlined in the Abortion Act and of basic common sense.
    • If pregnancy does occur while using a coil, there is a small risk of an ectopic pregnancy.
    • The packs will include two condoms, a coil, lip balm, hand warmers, information on safe sex and emergency phone numbers.
    • The IUD is a small, plastic and copper device that used to be known as the coil.
    • The scenario of men and women choosing from a pick 'n' mix of pills, patches, injections, condoms and coils, catering for various lifestyles and needs, is not just a fantasy.
    • I was angry because, using a coil, I had made every effort to prevent a pregnancy.
    • Difficulties associated with older generation coils, such as heavy and sometimes painful periods, promise to be overcome.
    • Also, there is no significant delay in return to fertility after stopping the pill or having a coil removed.
    • Many contraceptives, such as the coil or the morning after pill, are abortive tools.

transitive verb

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    (rope/wire/cable) enrollar
    to coil sth/oneself around sth enrollar algo/enrollarse / enroscarse alrededor de algo
    her hair was coiled into a chignon llevaba el pelo en un moño
    • Her curly blond hair was coiled at the back of her head, held by hot pink metal pins.
    • Absently coiling a blonde curl around her fingers she re-examined the office she was gradually growing familiar with.
    • As she coils her long, languid body around a chair, it's plain that the hype isn't misplaced - she has presence to spare.
    • The scientists stated that the method employed by the squid to snare its prey can be likened to a python striking a rat, with it using its tentacles to grab its lunch and then coiling them up into a ball.
    • The way in which the cell packages this genetic material is by tightly coiling it up and bundling it around proteins to form a structure called the chromosome.
    • The joints had to be as strong and flexible as the pipes themselves, and able to stand the stress of being coiled with the pipes onto large drums.
    • It seemed satisfied, at least for the moment, so I coiled the hose, shut up the garage, and went back indoors.
    • Girls would not be allowed to coil up their hair with hairpins unless they were married, if she did so her husband and parents-in-law would look down upon her because she hadn't followed the rules for women's behavior.
    • When Mr. Kanda brought a ‘reticulated python,’ the children vied with one another to coil the reptile around their necks.
    • At breakfast a fat python likes to coil itself around the branches of one of the trees in the canopy just in front of the restaurant.
    • But what else can you expect from an industry that calls the guy who coils cables its ‘best boy.’
    • Two such methods include coiling the body around the eggs (pricklebacks and gunnels) and covering the eggs with algae (temperate sculpins and wrasses).
    • The creature bellowed a seeming laugh at the pitiful maneuver, gnashing its wicked teeth and bullying its fiery body in such a way as to corner Galafar from getting away, coiling its body all around him.
    • ‘It isn't,’ agreed Tony neatly coiling a guitar lead.
    • ‘Hold on,’ she muttered, holding the panicked boy close to her chest and coiling her limbs and head around him.
    • Keep cords on appliances short by coiling them.
    • ‘No, I taught them a long time ago,’ Andrea replied, coiling the bullwhip that she still held.
    • I cautioned calmly as I unstrung my bow, coiling the string.
    • I started coiling the silver phone cord around the fingers of my right hand, and concentrated on doing that while I spoke.
    • Unclip remaining hair, and coil into a bigger bun at base of neck.

intransitive verb

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    smoke coiled into the air el humo se alzaba en volutas / en espiral