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cripple

US dialect a dense thicket, usually in marshy land

Cripple

Any member shorter than most of the others in a structure, such as a stud beneath a window.

cripple

[′krip·əl]
(building construction)
A structural member, such as a stud above a window, that is cut less than full length.

cripple

1. In a building frame, a structural element that is shorter than usual, as a stud above a door opening or below a windowsill.
2. In roofing, a bracket that anchors at the ridge line and carries scaffold platforms for roofing workers.
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The Crippler Crossface involved Benoit placing the arm of a floored opponent between his legs, locking his hands around their face and pulling back to stretch their neck.
current edition of WWF Magazine shows in intricate detail how wrestler Chris Benoit performs his trademark Crippler Crossface - "arguably the most feared submission hold in the sport".
It's not like this is a "killer" disease, or even a crippler like polio or macular degeneration.
The greatest crippler she faces is not her disabilities, but others' severe ignorance and profound underestimation of her abilities.
Peabody became an Anti-Hero with a shut-up-and-skate approach, and tech-gnar like this 'oop disaster up the crippler