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crease1

[krees] /kris/
noun
1.
a ridge or groove produced in anything by folding, heat, pressure, etc.; fold; furrow.
2.
a wrinkle, especially one on the face.
3.
the straight, vertical edge or line produced in the front and back of trousers, especially men's trousers, by pressing, as with a steam presser or iron.
4.
Ice Hockey. the marked rectangular area in front of each goal cage, into which an offensive player can skate only if that player has the puck, if the puck is already within the area, or if the goalie is absent.
verb (used with object), creased, creasing.
6.
to make a crease or creases in or on; wrinkle.
7.
to wound or stun by a furrowing or superficial shot:
The bullet merely creased his shoulder.
verb (used without object), creased, creasing.
8.
to become creased.
Origin of crease1
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English creeste, crest, apparently special use of crest
Related forms
creaseless, adjective
creaser, noun
uncreased, adjective
Synonyms
6. crimp, pucker, furrow, fold.
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  • He was a tall, rather florid-faced man with a formal manner, dressed immaculately in creaseless clothes.

    The Protector Harold Bindloss
  • They sat side by side in the long, open car, facing the chauffeur's creaseless back.

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
  • He slid his hand into the inner pocket of the creaseless morning coat and drew out a note-book and two or three letters.

    Cleek, the Master Detective Thomas W. Hanshew
  • Fumbling nervously in the pocket of his creaseless white waistcoat he brought forth a death notice.

    Average Jones Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • The pillow-cases and the end of the sheet, which was turned down over the blankets, were clean and creaseless.

    The Helpmate May Sinclair
  • Mr. Pierce sat solid and square, a static force neatly buttoned into a creaseless suit.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
British Dictionary definitions for creaseless

crease1

/kriːs/
noun
1.
a line or mark produced by folding, pressing, or wrinkling
2.
a wrinkle or furrow, esp on the face
3.
(cricket) any three lines near each wicket marking positions for the bowler or batsman See also bowling crease, popping crease, return crease
4.
(hockey:Ice) the small rectangular area in front of each goal cage
5.
(lacrosse) Also called goal crease. the circular area surrounding the goal
verb
6.
to make or become wrinkled or furrowed
7.
(transitive) to graze with a bullet, causing superficial injury
8.
(often foll by up) (slang) to be or cause to be greatly amused
Derived Forms
creaseless, adjective
creaser, noun
creasy, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from earlier crēst; probably related to Old French cresté wrinkled

crease2

/kriːs/
noun
1.
a rare spelling of kris
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Word Origin and History for creaseless

crease

n.

1660s, altered from creaste "a ridge," perhaps a variant of crest, via meaning "a fold in a length of cloth" (mid-15c.) which produced a crest. As a verb, from 1580s. Related: Creased; creasing.

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creaseless in Medicine

crease (krēs)
n.
A line made by folding or wrinkling, as in the skin.

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