What does the word coil mean?

Usage examples for coil

  1. He could not move his feet for the strong coil of Ishmael's legs around his, and he knew that in a moment more he must fall backwards with the weight still upon him. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  2. He had a great coil of thin strong cord in his hand. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  3. Presently he entered cautiously, until he came once again to the underground coil without meeting anyone; but while he stood peering down into the dark pit, he realised that Ferrara had in the stillness of that gloomy retreat fallen a victim to his dark fancies of the " voiceless people." – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville