What is the difference between cathead and crease?

cathead | crease |


As nouns the difference between cathead and crease

is that cathead is {{context|nautical|lang=en}} a heavy piece of timber projecting from each side of the bow of a ship for holding anchors which were fitted with a stock in position for letting go or for securing after weighing while crease is a line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced or crease can be (kris).

As a verb crease is

{{context|transitive|lang=en}} to make a crease in; to wrinkle.

cathead

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (nautical) A heavy piece of timber projecting from each side of the bow of a ship for holding anchors which were fitted with a stock in position for letting go or for securing after weighing.
  • Similar rigging on the outside of a building.
  • crease

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.
  • His pants had a nice sharp crease .
    His shirt was brand new with visible creases from its store fold.
  • (cricket) One of the white lines drawn on the pitch to show different areas of play; especially the popping crease, but also the bowling crease and the return crease.
  • (lacrosse) The circle around the goal, where no offensive players can go.
  • (ice hockey) The goal crease; an area in front of each goal, surrounded by thin red lines and filled in with light blue.
  • See also

    * (Hockey rink)

    Verb

    (creas)
  • To make a crease in; to wrinkle.
  • To lightly bloody; to graze.
  • The bullet just creased his shoulder.

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • * Tennyson
  • the cursed Malayan crease , and battle-clubs / From the isles of palm

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