crease


crease
I.
/kris / (say krees)

noun
1. a line or mark produced in anything by folding; a fold; a ridge; a furrow.
2. the sharp vertical ridge in the front and at the back of each leg of a pair of trousers, produced by pressing.
3. Cricket one of three lines marked near each wicket:
a. bowling crease, along which the stumps are placed.
b. popping crease, behind which some part of the bowler's front foot must land when bowling.
c. return crease, marking the limits for the bowler at each side of the popping crease.
4. Ice Hockey a small rectangular area in front of each goal, into which an attacking player may skate only if they have the puck, if the puck is already within the area, or if the goalkeeper is absent.
5. Lacrosse a semicircle in front of each goal, which no attacking player may enter unless the ball is already within the area.
verb (creased, creasing)
verb (t)
6. to make a crease or creases in or on; wrinkle.
7. Colloquial to strike (a person).
verb (i)
8. to become creased.
{origin unknown}
creaser, noun
creasy, adjective
II.
/kris / (say krees)

noun
kris.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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