ETYM AS. crecca; akin to Dutch kreek, Icel. kriki crack, nook; cf. W. crig crack, crigyll ravine, creek. Related to Crick, Crook.
1. A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
2. A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river.