Word Smith: Crease
One word with several interesting meanings is CREASE. It is a verb and a noun with a strong sports affiliation. There are creases in field games like lacrosse and cricket and indoor sports like box lacrosse and ice hockey. The crease is often a spaces that protects the “goalie” from getting hammered by the players as they try to jam in a score. The crease can only be entered by players at certain times and situations. There are rules in sport, after all.
There are also creases in society, clothing, curtains, fashion, cultures, politics, and the like. This post will not delve beyond sports and clothing, so there is lots of room for others to discuss where the real creases in society lie.
See the definitions of crease below:
|synonyms:||fold, groove, ridge, furrow, line, ruck, pleat, tuck, corrugation;
“he always has trousers with creases”
Once a classic private school lacrosse watering hole, The Crease, was a classic bar and restaurant in Towson, Maryland, founded by Richie Evans, a Maryland lacrosse entrepreneur. It has now closed. The end of a happy and lucrative preppy lax era.