Variant of creek
- Now Chiefly Brit. a narrow inlet or bay
- ☆ a small stream, somewhat larger than a brook
- Obsolete a narrow or winding passage
Origin: Middle English (rare) creke (from source mod. pronunciation krēk), (common) crike (from source pronunciation krik) from source Old Norse kriki, a bend, winding, hence winding inlet, akin to Old Frisian kreke, Middle Dutch creke: for Indo-European base see cradle
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