American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A wicker basket, especially one used by anglers for carrying fish.
- n. A frame for holding bobbins or spools in a spinning machine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An osier basket or pannier. Specifically— A basket for carrying on the back or suspended from the shoulder: as, a fish-wife's creel; an angler's creel; a miner's creel.
- n. A basket or cage for catching lobsters or crabs.
- n. In angling, fish that are placed in a creel; the catch.
- n. In a spinning-machine, a framework for holding bobbins or spools.
- n. A kind of frame used for slaughtering sheep upon.
- n. Also crail.
- In angling, to put into the creel; hence, to capture: as, he creeled fifty trout.
- n. fishing An osier basket, such as anglers use to hold fish.
- n. A bar or set of bars with skewers for holding paying-off bobbins, as in the roving machine, throstle, and mule.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An osier basket, such as anglers use.
- n. (Spinning) A bar or set of bars with skewers for holding paying-off bobbins, as in the roving machine, throstle, and mule.
- n. a wicker basket used by anglers to hold fish
- Uncertain. Possibly from Middle English crele, from a Old French root *creille, variant of greille (cf. French grille), from Latin crāticula. The English word may also have been of Scottish origin originally. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English crel, from Old French *creille, latticework, from Latin crātīcula, gridiron, diminutive of crātis, wickerwork. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“REGULATIONS: The daily creel is four trout under 12 inches, although guide services are typically catch-and-release only.”
“Now, a fisherman can always throw a catch he doesn't like back, but, ultimately, no matter how cunning and patient a sportsman he is, what ends up in his creel is really up to the fish.”
“A creel is the woven basket a fisherman keeps his catch in, but I can't see how that could enter into the equation.”
“In his creel were a dozen trout, for the speckled beauties had been rising to the fly that skipped across the top of the riffles as naturally as life.”
“The Cullercoats fishwife, with her cheerful weather-bronzed face, her short jacket and ample skirts of blue flannel, and her heavily laden "creel" of fish is not only appreciated by the brotherhood of brush and pencil, but is one of the notable sights of the district.”
“Denis Donohoe whistled merrily that night as he piled the donkey cart, or "creel," with the sods of turf.”
“creel," and in her hands another basket containing cooked prawns, lobsters or other temptation to the gourmand.”
“One of the main reasons we have so much good fishing is because of us, the fishermen, a portion of the money we spend on our sport goes back into the fisheries, along with some decent fisheries management, exceptional waters and views, add in some creel limits and it is all good.”
“One cool thing ... you can tie a friend's waders real high up in a tree at night, and fill them full of dirt ... when they come out, they'll search for a half hour and by that time you can be off doing your fishing and then they will be hot but not steaming when you've got three rainbows in your creel.”
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