- a disabled, ineffectual, or helpless person or thing
- ☆ an elected official whose term extends beyond the time of the election at which he or she was not reelected
See lame duck in American Heritage Dictionary 4
a. An elected officeholder or group continuing in office during the period between failure to win an election and the inauguration of a successor.
b. An officeholder who has chosen not to run for reelection or is ineligible for reelection.
- An ineffective person; a weakling.
- lameˈ-duckˈ (lāmˈdŭkˈ) adjective
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