[ pop-ing ]
/ ˈpɒp ɪŋ /
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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Example sentences from the Web for popping crease
Stands in a direct line with the popping-crease, at a distance of about twelve yards on the off-side, for fast bowling.
Be careful, too, in running, that you ground your bat on the popping-crease.
British Dictionary definitions for popping crease
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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