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creel

[ kreel ]

noun

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


creel

/ kriːl /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of creel1

1275–1325; Middle English crele, of uncertain origin

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Word History and Origins

Origin of creel1

C15: from Scottish, of obscure origin

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Example Sentences

Austermann prioritizes her group’s well-being, which fosters collaboration, Creel and Dumitru say.

Gavin Creel, who is so remarkable as the lead in the revival of Hair—he plays Claude—just gave an interview and came out.

And this is one reason why the modern fisherman always carries a creel.

He had been drawing on his waders and buckling on his creel.

For this purpose the Strathspey lads got an old creel to put him in and some straw to light under it.

So I got down and drew this wattle from the side of a turf creel,—you see it is a strong blackthorn, and good stuff too.

Provided with this most charming and effective of lures, the angler is always sure to fill his creel.

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