CRICK is often used to denote a creek which is just barely there, a mere trickle of water. Confusingly, it is also used colloquially as being interchangable with "creek".

Crick (kr?k), n. [See Creak.]

The creaking of a door, or a noise resembling it.

[Obs.]

Johnson.

 

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Crick, n. [The same as creek a bending, twisting. See Creek, Crook.]

1.

A painful, spasmodic affection of the muscles of some part of the body, as of the neck or back, rendering it difficult to move the part.

To those also that, with a crick or cramp, have thei necks drawn backward. Holland.

2. [Cf. F. cric.]

A small jackscrew.

Knight.

 

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