Creek

Creek

(krk), n. [AS. crecca; akin to D. kreek, Icel. kriki crack, nook; cf. W. crig crack, crigyll ravine, creek. Cf. Crick, Crook.] 1. A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river.
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Each creek and cavern of the dangerous shore.
Cowper.
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They discovered a certain creek, with a shore.
Acts xxvii. 39.
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2. A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
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Lesser streams and rivulets are denominated creeks.
Goldsmith.
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3. Any turn or winding.
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The passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow lands.
Shak.
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