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popping crease

[pop-ing]
noun Cricket.
  1. 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
  1. cricket a line four feet in front of and parallel with the bowling crease, at or behind which the batsman stands
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Word Origin

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