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Definitions and Synonyms of crutch | Another word for crutch | What is crutch?

Definition 1: anything that serves as an expedient - [noun denoting act]

Samples where crutch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he uses drugs as a psychological crutch

(crutch is a kind of ...) a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one

Definition 2: a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground; used by disabled person while walking - [noun denoting artifact]

(crutch is a kind of ...) a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose

"he walked with the help of a wooden staff"

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