Creese Creese (kr[=e]s), n. [Malay. kris.] A dagger or short sword used by the Malays, commonly having a serpentine blade. [Written also {crease} and {kris}.] [1913 Webster]

From a Malayan creese to a sailor's jackknife. --Julian Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] ||

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