Webster 1913 Edition
kräusen, to crisp, curl, lay on folds; or perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Armor.
kriza wrinkle, crease,
krizato wrinkle, fold, W.
crychuto rumple, ripple, crease.]
A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.
One of the lines serving to define the limits of the bowler and the striker.
a line extending three feet four inches on each side of the central strings at right angles to the line between the wickets.–
a short line at each end of the bowling crease and at right angles to it, extending toward the bowler.–
, 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).
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To make a crease or mark in, as by folding or doubling.
Creased, like dog’s ears in a folio.
Webster 1828 Edition