Kink vs Coil - What's the difference?

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Kink is a synonym of coil.


As verbs the difference between kink and coil

is that kink is to laugh loudly or kink can be to form a kink or twist while coil is to wind or reel eg a wire or rope into regular rings, often around a centerpiece.

As nouns the difference between kink and coil

is that kink is a convulsive fit of coughing or laughter; a sonorous indraft of breath; a whoop; a gasp of breath caused by laughing, coughing, or crying or kink can be a tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc while coil is something wound in the form of a helix or spiral or coil can be a noise, tumult, bustle, or turmoil.

kink

English

(wikipedia kink)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) kinken, kynken, from (etyl) .

Verb

(en verb)
  • To laugh loudly.
  • To gasp for breath as in a severe fit of coughing.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A convulsive fit of coughing or laughter; a sonorous indraft of breath; a whoop; a gasp of breath caused by laughing, coughing, or crying.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) or (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc.
  • We couldn't get enough water to put out the fire because of a kink in the hose.
  • A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.
  • They had planned to open another shop downtown, but their plan had a few kinks .
  • An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.
  • * Frederic Swartwout Cozzens
  • Never a Yankee was born or bred / Without that peculiar kink in his head / By which he could turn the smallest amount / Of whatever he had to the best account.
  • (slang, countable, and, uncountable) Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behaviour or taste.
  • * 2013 , Alison Tyler, H Is for Hardcore (page 13)
  • To top it all off, Lynn is into kink . Last night she was really into kink. It's a good thing that today is my day off because I need the time to recuperate and think things over.
  • (Scotland, dialect) A fit of coughing or laughter.
  • (mathematics) A positive 1-soliton solution to the
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To form a kink or twist.
  • To be formed into a kink or twist.
  • Derived terms

    * kinked * kinky * kinkle * kinkster ----

    coil

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) ; compare legend.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something wound in the form of a helix or spiral.
  • the sinuous coils of a snake
  • * Washington Irving
  • The wild grapevines that twisted their coils from tree to tree.
  • Any intra-uterine contraceptive device (Abbreviation: IUD )—the first IUDs were coil-shaped.
  • (electrical) A coil of electrically conductive wire through which electricity can flow.
  • (figurative) Entanglement; perplexity.
  • Synonyms
    * (coil of conductive wire) inductor
    Derived terms
    * coil spring * impedance coil * mosquito coil * Oudin coil * Tesla coil

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To wind or reel e.g. a wire or rope into regular rings, often around a centerpiece.
  • A simple transformer can be made by coiling two pieces of insulated copper wire around an iron heart.
  • To wind into loops (roughly) around a common center.
  • The sailor coiled the free end of the hawser on the pier.
  • To wind cylindrically or spirally.
  • to coil a rope when not in use
    The snake coiled itself before springing.
  • (obsolete, rare) To encircle and hold with, or as if with, coils.
  • Etymology 2

    Origin unknown.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A noise, tumult, bustle, or turmoil.
  • * 1594 , William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus , Act III:
  • If the windes rage, doth not the Sea wax mad, / Threatning the welkin with his big-swolne face? / And wilt thou haue a reason for this coile ?
  • * 1624 , John Smith, Generall Historie , in Kupperman 1988, p. 162:
  • this great Savage desired also to see him. A great coyle there was to set him forward.
  • * 1704 , Jonathan Swift, A Tale of a Tub :
  • they continued so extremely fond of gold, that if Peter sent them abroad, though it were only upon a compliment, they would roar, and spit, and belch, and piss, and f—t, and snivel out fire, and keep a perpetual coil , till you flung them a bit of gold [...].
    Derived terms
    * mortal coil

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