Crewel vs Creel - What's the difference?

crewel | creel |


As nouns the difference between crewel and creel

is that crewel is worsted yarn, slackly twisted, used for embroidery while creel is (fishing) an osier basket, such as anglers use to hold fish.

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crewel

English

Alternative forms

* cruel

Noun

(en noun)
  • Worsted yarn, slackly twisted, used for embroidery.
  • creel

    English

    Noun

    (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