From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Creel \Creel\ (kr[=e]l), n. [Gael. craidhleag basket, creel.]
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   1. An osier basket, such as anglers use. --Sir W. Scott.
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   2. (Spinning) A bar or set of bars with skewers for holding
      paying-off bobbins, as in the roving machine, throstle,
      and mule.
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