Creel definition

krēl
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A frame or rack for holding the bobbins or spools in spinning or weaving.
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A frame for holding bobbins or spools in a spinning machine.
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A wicker basket, canvas bag, etc. for holding fish, often worn over the shoulder by a person who fishes.
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A wicker basket, especially one used by anglers for carrying fish.
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A basketlike cage for trapping fish, shellfish, etc.
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(fishing) An osier basket, such as anglers use to hold fish.
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A bar or set of bars with skewers for holding paying-off bobbins, as in the roving machine, throstle, and mule.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of creel - kreel

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
creel
Plural:
creels

Origin of creel

  • Middle English crel from Old French creille latticework from Latin crātīcula gridiron diminutive of crātis wickerwork

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Uncertain. Possibly from Middle English crele, from a Old French root *creille, variant of greille (cf. French grille), from Latin crāticula. The English word may also have been of Scottish origin originally.

    From Wiktionary