popping crease

[pop-ing]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. popper, sir karl raimund,
  2. poppet,
  3. poppet head,
  4. poppethead,
  5. poppied,
  6. poppit,
  7. popple,
  8. poppy,
  9. poppy anemone,
  10. poppy day

Origin of popping crease

First recorded in 1765–75; pop1 + -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for popping crease

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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