- present participle of coil
coiling (plural coilings)
- The pattern or motion of something that coils.
- Herman Melville, The Encantadas
- Holding out her small olive hand before her captain, she said in mild and slowest Spanish, "Senor, I buried him;" then paused, struggled as against the writhed coilings of a snake, and cringing suddenly, leaped up, repeating in impassioned pain, "I buried him, my life, my soul!"