Popping crease
Crease Crease, n. [Cf. LG. krus, G. krause, crispness, krausen, kr[aum]usen, to crisp, curl, lay on folds; or perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. kriz a wrinkle, crease, kriza to wrinkle, fold, W. crych a wrinkle, crychu to rumple, ripple, crease.] 1. A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced. [1913 Webster]

2. (Cricket) One of the lines serving to define the limits of the bowler and the striker. [1913 Webster]

3. (Lacrosse) The combination of four lines forming a rectangle inclosing either goal, or the inclosed space itself, within which no attacking player is allowed unless the ball is there; -- called also {goal crease}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Bowling crease} (Cricket), a line extending three feet four inches on each side of the central strings at right angles to the line between the wickets.

{Return crease} (Cricket), a short line at each end of the bowling crease and at right angles to it, extending toward the bowler.

{Popping crease} (Cricket),, a line drawn in front of the wicket, four feet distant from it, parallel to the bowling crease and at least as long as the latter. --J. H. Walsh (Encyc. of Rural Sports). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Popping crease — Popping Pop ping, a. & n. from {Pop}. [1913 Webster] {Popping crease}. (Cricket) See under {Crease}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • popping crease — [päp′iŋ] n. Cricket a line beyond which the batsman may not go …   English World dictionary

  • popping crease — noun Etymology: from gerund of pop (I) cricket : a line 4 feet in front of and parallel with either bowling crease that marks the forward limit of the batsman s ground * * * /pop ing/, Cricket. a line parallel to and in advance of a bowling… …   Useful english dictionary

  • popping crease — /pop ing/, Cricket. a line parallel to and in advance of a bowling crease, marking the limit of a batsman s approach in hitting the ball. [1765 75; POP1 + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • popping crease — noun a white line drawn on the pitch in front of each wicket, between which the batsmen run, and from where the bowler bowls Syn: crease …   Wiktionary

  • popping crease — noun Cricket a line across the pitch in front of the stumps, behind which the batsman must keep the bat or one foot grounded to avoid the risk of being stumped or run out. Origin C18: from pop1, perh. in the obs. sense strike …   English new terms dictionary

  • popping crease — /ˈpɒpɪŋ kris/ (say poping krees) noun → crease1 (def. 3b) …   Australian English dictionary

  • popping-crease — n. Cricket a line four feet in front of and parallel to the wicket, within which the batsman must keep the bat or one foot grounded to avoid the risk of being stumped. Etymology: POP(1), perh. in obs. sense strike …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crease — Crease, n. [Cf. LG. krus, G. krause, crispness, krausen, kr[aum]usen, to crisp, curl, lay on folds; or perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. kriz a wrinkle, crease, kriza to wrinkle, fold, W. crych a wrinkle, crychu to rumple, ripple, crease.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Popping — Pop ping, a. & n. from {Pop}. [1913 Webster] {Popping crease}. (Cricket) See under {Crease}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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