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popping crease

[pop-ing] /ˈpɒp ɪŋ/
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.
Origin of popping crease
1765-75; pop1 + -ing1 Unabridged
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popping crease

(cricket) a line four feet in front of and parallel with the bowling crease, at or behind which the batsman stands
Word Origin
C18: from pop1 (in the obsolete or dialect sense: to hit) + crease1
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