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  1. present participle of uncoil


uncoiling (plural uncoilings)

  1. The act of something being uncoiled.
    • 1861, Great Britain. Privy Council. Committee for Trade, Report of the joint committee appointed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade and the Atlantic Telegraph Company to inquire into the construction of submarine telegraph cables together with the minutes of evidence and appendix, page 117:
      I have no idea that repeated coilings and uncoilings can do any harm whatever to a piece of sound cable []