The definition of a cripple is a derogatory term for a person or animal that is unable to use the limbs in the usual way.(noun)
An example of a cripple is a deer who can't walk.
Cripple is defined as to disable or make unable to function properly.(verb)
An example of cripple is to lose the use of your legs in a car accident. An example of cripple is when a group of airline pilots refuse to fly which, in turn, keeps an airline from flying on time.
See cripple in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME cripel < OE crypel (akin to Ger krüppel) < base of creopan: see creep
See cripple in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English crepel
Origin: , from Old English crypel.
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