creel


creel
creel [krēl]
n.
[ME crel < OFr graïl: see GRIDDLE]
1. a wicker basket, canvas bag, for holding fish, often worn over the shoulder by a person who fishes
2. a basketlike cage for trapping fish, shellfish, etc.
3. a frame or rack for holding the bobbins or spools in spinning or weaving

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