creel

[ kreel ]
/ kril /

noun

a wickerwork basket worn on the back or suspended from the shoulder, used especially by anglers for carrying fish.
a basket made of wicker or other material, for holding fish, lobsters, etc.
a trap for fish, lobsters, etc., especially one made of wicker.
a framework, especially one for holding bobbins in a spinning machine.

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Origin of creel

1275–1325; Middle English crele, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for creel

creel
/ (kriːl) /

noun

a wickerwork basket, esp one used to hold fish
a wickerwork trap for catching lobsters, etc
the framework on a spinning machine that holds the bobbins
West Yorkshire dialect a wooden frame suspended from a ceiling, used for drying clothes

Word Origin for creel

C15: from Scottish, of obscure origin
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