Meaning of crease


Pronunciation: (krēs), [key]
— n., v., creased, creas•ing.
  1. a ridge or groove produced in anything by folding, heat, pressure, etc.; fold; furrow.
  2. a wrinkle, esp. one on the face.
  3. the straight, vertical edge or line produced in the front and back of trousers, esp. men's trousers, by pressing, as with a steam presser or iron.
  4. the marked rectangular area in front of each goal cage, into which an offensive player can skate only if that player has the puck, if the puck is already within the area, or if the goalie is absent.
    1. Seebowling crease.
    2. Seepopping crease.
  1. to make a crease or creases in or on; wrinkle.
  2. to wound or stun by a furrowing or superficial shot: The bullet merely creased his shoulder.
  1. to become creased.


Pronunciation: (krēs), [key]
— n.
  1. creese.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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