crutch

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1crutch

noun \ˈkrəch\

: a long stick with a padded piece at the top that fits under a person's arm

: something that a person uses too much for help or support

Full Definition of CRUTCH

1
a :  a support typically fitting under the armpit for use by the disabled in walking
b :  prop, stay
2
:  a forked leg rest constituting the pommel of a sidesaddle
3
:  the crotch of a human being or an animal
4
:  a forked support

Origin of CRUTCH

Middle English crucche, from Old English crycc; akin to Old High German krucka crutch
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with CRUTCH

2crutch

verb

Definition of CRUTCH

transitive verb
:  to support on crutches :  prop up

First Known Use of CRUTCH

1609

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