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popping crease

[ pop-ing ]
/ ˈpɒp ɪŋ /
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noun Cricket.
a line parallel to and in advance of a bowling crease, marking the limit of a batsman's approach in hitting the ball.
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Origin of popping crease

First recorded in 1765–75; pop1 + -ing1

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popping crease

noun
cricket a line four feet in front of and parallel with the bowling crease, at or behind which the batsman stands

Word Origin for popping crease

C18: from pop 1 (in the obsolete or dialect sense: to hit) + crease 1
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