coiled

Anything that's coiled is arranged in a tight circle of rings. If you can stomach it, picture a coiled snake and you'll get the idea.

New sailors have to watch out for swinging sails overhead and coiled rope underfoot. Your pet snakes might sleep in a coiled heap, and your little sister's fancy hairdo may consist of many coiled sections of hair pinned to her scalp. The adjective coiled describes something that takes the shape of a coil, a circle, ring, or spiral. The Latin root is colligere, "to gather together."

Definitions of coiled
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adj curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)

“a coiled snake ready to strike”
“the rope lay coiled on the deck”
Synonyms:
coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling, turbinate, volute, voluted, whorled
in the shape of a coil
convolute, convoluted
rolled longitudinally upon itself
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
wound
put in a coil
Antonyms:
straight, uncoiled
no longer coiled
uncurled
not curled
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