intercoil

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

inter- +‎ coil

Verb[edit]

intercoil (third-person singular simple present intercoils, present participle intercoiling, simple past and past participle intercoiled)

  1. To coil together.
    • 1896, H G Wells, The Sea Raiders
      For a time nothing but eyes, and then he speaks of tentacles streaming out and parting the weed fronds this way and that. Then these things, growing larger, until at last the bottom was hidden by their intercoiling forms, and the tips of tentacles rose darkly here and there into the air above the swell of the waters.