Middle English Dictionary Entry

crike n.(1)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) An inlet of the sea, cove, small estuary; also, a small stream, creek; (b) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.6]; (c) in personal names.
The cleft between the buttocks [cp. Icel. handarkriki armpit].
?A turn, trick, stratagem.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: Quot. a1325(c1250) Gen.& Ex. 2947 ("In euerilc welle, in euerilc trike, men funden blod al witterlike") removed from this entry to its own trī̆ke n., q.v.