Creaser

crease

1 [krees]
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:
1400–50; late Middle English creeste, crest, apparently special use of crest

creaseless, adjective
creaser, noun
uncreased, adjective


6. crimp, pucker, furrow, fold.
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crease1 (kriːs)
 
n
1.  a line or mark produced by folding, pressing, or wrinkling
2.  a wrinkle or furrow, esp on the face
3.  cricket bowling crease popping crease See also return crease any three lines near each wicket marking positions for the bowler or batsman
4.  ice hockey the small rectangular area in front of each goal cage
5.  lacrosse Also called: goal crease the circular area surrounding the goal
 
vb
6.  to make or become wrinkled or furrowed
7.  (tr) to graze with a bullet, causing superficial injury
8.  slang (often foll by up) to be or cause to be greatly amused
 
[C15: from earlier crēst; probably related to Old French cresté wrinkled]
 
'creaseless1
 
adj
 
'creaser1
 
n
 
'creasy1
 
adj

crease2 (kriːs)
 
n
a rare spelling of kris

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crease
1570s, altered from creaste, perhaps a variant of crest, via meaning "a fold in a length of cloth" (mid-15c.) which produced a crest.
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crease (krēs)
n.
A line made by folding or wrinkling, as in the skin.

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