Kink vs Coil - What's the difference?
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.
From (etyl) kinken, kynken, from (etyl) .
To laugh loudly.
To gasp for breath as in a severe fit of coughing.
A convulsive fit of coughing or laughter; a sonorous indraft of breath; a whoop; a gasp of breath caused by laughing, coughing, or crying.
From (etyl) or (etyl) .
A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc.
A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.
- We couldn't get enough water to put out the fire because of a kink in the hose.
An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.
* Frederic Swartwout Cozzens
- They had planned to open another shop downtown, but their plan had a few kinks .
(slang, countable, and, uncountable) Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behaviour or taste.
* 2013 , Alison Tyler, H Is for Hardcore (page 13)
- 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.
(Scotland, dialect) A fit of coughing or laughter.
(mathematics) A positive 1-soliton solution to the
- 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.
To form a kink or twist.
To be formed into a kink or twist.
From (etyl) ; compare legend.
Something wound in the form of a helix or spiral.
* Washington Irving
- the sinuous coils of a snake
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.
- The wild grapevines that twisted their coils from tree to tree.
* (coil of conductive wire) inductor
* coil spring
* impedance coil
* mosquito coil
* Oudin coil
* Tesla coil
To wind or reel e.g. a wire or rope into regular rings, often around a centerpiece.
To wind into loops (roughly) around a common center.
- A simple transformer can be made by coiling two pieces of insulated copper wire around an iron heart.
To wind cylindrically or spirally.
- The sailor coiled the free end of the hawser on the pier.
- to coil a rope when not in use
(obsolete, rare) To encircle and hold with, or as if with, coils.
- The snake coiled itself before springing.
A noise, tumult, bustle, or turmoil.
* 1594 , William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus , Act III:
* 1624 , John Smith, Generall Historie , in Kupperman 1988, p. 162:
- 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 ?
* 1704 , Jonathan Swift, A Tale of a Tub :
- this great Savage desired also to see him. A great coyle there was to set him forward.
- 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 [...].
* mortal coil