Creel vs Creek - What's the difference?

creel | creek |

As nouns the difference between creel and creek

is that creel is (fishing) an osier basket, such as anglers use to hold fish while creek is one of a native american tribe from the southeastern united states.

As a proper noun creek is

the muskogean language of the creek tribe.

As an adjective creek is

of or pertaining to the creek tribe.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • (fishing) An osier basket, such as anglers use to hold fish.
  • *1897 , William Henley, In Fisherrow :
  • *:Her great creel forehead-slung, she wanders nigh,
  • *:Easing the heavy strap with gnarled, brown fingers
  • A bar or set of bars with skewers for holding paying-off bobbins, as in the roving machine, throstle, and mule.
  • Derived terms

    * creeler




    (wikipedia creek) (en noun)
  • A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending farther into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river; the inner part of a port that is used as a dock for small boats.
  • (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US) A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
  • Any turn or winding.
  • Synonyms

    * beck, brook, burn, stream

    Derived terms

    * up the creek