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Meaning of CREESE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Creese\ (kr[=e]s), n. [Malay. kris.]
A dagger or short sword used by the Malays, commonly having a
serpentine blade. [Written also {crease} and {kris}.]

      From a Malayan creese to a sailor's jackknife. --Julian
                                               Hawthorne.

 

 

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