the crease

Definition of the crease

  1. :  an area around or in front of a goal in some games (such as hockey) Players from the opposing team may not enter the crease.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a line, mark, or ridge made by or as if by folding a pliable substance

    :  a specially marked area in various sports

    :  an area surrounding or in front of a goal (as in lacrosse or hockey)

  1. :  to make a crease in or on :  wrinkle

    :  to wound slightly especially by grazing

    :  to become creased

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