creek /ˈkrik, ˈkrɪk/
1. 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.
Each creek and cavern of the dangerous shore. --Cowper.
They discovered a certain creek, with a shore. --Acts xxvii. 39.
2. A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
Lesser streams and rivulets are denominated creeks. --Goldsmith.
3. Any turn or winding.
The passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow lands. --Shak.
n 1: a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a
tributary of a river); "the creek dried up every summer"
2: any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the
Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now
chiefly in Oklahoma