The definition of a crutch is a device that provides help or support, particularly for a broken or sprained limb.(noun)
An example of a crutch is a wooden device that goes under the armpit to help a person walk with a broken leg.
Crutch is defined as to prop up or support.(verb)
An example of crutch is to hold up a horizontal beam with a vertical piece of wood.
See crutch in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME crucche < OE crycce, staff, akin to Ger krücke < IE base *ger-: see cradle
See crutch in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English crucche, from Old English crycc.
an axillary crutch (left) and a forearm crutch (right)
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