Crutch – meaning of the word and examples

A stick with a piece that fits under the arm, that you lean on for support if you have difficulty in walking because of a foot or leg injury. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Something that provides help and support and that you depend on, often too much. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A support typically fitting under the armpit for use by the disabled in walking. (Merriam – Webster)

A source or means of support or assistance that is relied on heavily or excessively. (Merriam – Webster)

A staff or support to assist a lame or infirm person in walking, now usually with a crosspiece at one end to fit under the armpit. (Dictionary.com)

Examples 

How to Use Crutches. My Health Alberta. 

https://myhealth.alberta.ca/alberta/pages/use-crutches.aspx

Walking With One Crutch. Life Changing Medicine. 

http://procirca.net/patients-visitors/education/rehab/pages/walking-with-one-crutch.aspx

Crutches: 12 Tips for Going Up and Down Stairs.

https://share.upmc.com/2016/03/12-tips-using-crutches-stairs/

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