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creel

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noun \ˈkrēl\

Definition of creel

  1. 1 :  a wicker basket (as for carrying newly caught fish)

  2. 2 :  a bar with skewers for holding bobbins in a spinning machine

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Origin and Etymology of creel

Middle English creille, crele

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creel

verb

Definition of creel

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put (caught fish) in a creel

First Known Use of creel

1844

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CREEL Defined for English Language Learners

creel

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noun

Definition of creel for English Language Learners

  • : a basket that is used for carrying fish that have just been caught


CREEL Defined for Kids

creel

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noun \ˈkrēl\

Definition of creel for Students

  1. :  a basket for holding caught fish



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