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crutch

1. Brit another word for crotch
2. Nautical
a. a forked support for a boom or oar, etc.
b. a brace for reinforcing the frames at the stern of a wooden vessel

crutch, cruck

One of a pair of naturally curved timbers that rise from the outer walls to support the ridge beam, each crutch being called a blade, 4; joined at the top and connected by one or two tie beams, the resulting arched frame forming the unit in the framework of old English houses or farm buildings; pairs of crutches were placed at approximately equal intervals.
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The aim of the present study was to design and construct a modular ptosis crutch for the South African myasthenia gravis population.
A 50-year-old male patient who underwent unilateral below knee amputation following Buerger disease presented with bilateral upper limb weakness following crutch usage for 3 months.
Simon Wakelin punched and kicked out at three women in the Mostyn Street, Llandudno, kebab shop, claiming they'd been aggressive to his fiancee, whose crutch he grabbed.
Better Walk is developing a new type of crutch that improves the experience of a crutch user.
Hoops fan Robert Stevenson hit Norman Allardice - who plays in a flute band and is known as Noddy the Proddy - so hard his crutch broke.
We ended up going to bar, but as I entered the bouncers informed me that I could not take my crutch in because it "was not allowed" and would have to check it into the cloakroom.
Hopefully I will be off my final crutch next week and I will be walking around and strengthening the leg.
Subjects with hypotension (under 100/60 mmHg), hypertension ([greater than or equal to]160/100 mmHg), resting heart rate over 110 beats per minute or any acute trauma that would affect crutch usage were excluded.
Health bosses said crutch shortages can mean patients due to be discharged are delayed.
Yesterday, Thursday September 2, a woman carrying a single crutch worked her way around the corner of Bath Lane and Westgate Road in Newcastle, picking up cigarette butts and depositing them in a crisp bag.
A WOULD-BE gangster shot himself in the crutch when his gun went off half cocked in his pocket.
2 : something that a person depends on to help deal with problems <The child uses his blanket as a crutch to feel more secure.