Part of speech: verb

To lame; disable.

Part of speech: noun

One lacking the natural use of a limb or limbs.

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Usage examples "cripple":

  1. Two men carrying a cripple on a litter passed Peter and John. - "Men Called Him Master", Elwyn Allen Smith.
  2. It came, when, in throwing her weeds aside, a glance of the cripple saw, instead of stones and grass, two very neat and black and well- shaped little shoes planted there almost within reach of her hand. - "Melbourne House", Elizabeth Wetherell.
  3. I see one cripple who has only one leg left entire. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.