Part of speech: noun

A staff with a crosspiece fitting under the armpit, as for support in walking; any mechanical device of similar shape.

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Usage examples "crutch":

  1. The crutch had been left at the entrance, well hidden. - "Then Marched the Brave", Harriet T. Comstock.
  2. Some of them had a sleeve lying limp now, or walked with a crutch, or even on a wooden leg, but it was, all the same, " Nichevo!" - "The Secret of the Night", Gaston Leroux.
  3. He goes over to the hospital and is a mite disappointed to find Ed ain't even worse, but is almost well and using only one crutch. - "Ma Pettengill", Harry Leon Wilson.