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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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Lynch then offered Rousey the chance to attack the beaten Flair, only to lay into Rousey while her back was turned, again beating her with a crutch.
Describing the government aid as a 'crutch', the PPBM chairman said the country's biggest demographic group must learn to wean themselves of the affirmative action policies that were introduced decades ago to lift them economically and stop seeing them as an inherent right.
Police reportedly received a phone call from an injured and bloodied Reinhardt who reported Sutton for beating him with a metal crutch.
But Llanrumney claim Sully were the instigators, saying Phillips threw the first punch and the spectator had hit one of their players with a crutch to spark the second incident.
The ErgoCap Ultralite Universal Cane and Crutch Tip are designed for use by individuals with balance, lower extremity, or walking disabilities.
A ptosis crutch that is attached to the lens or frame of the spectacles seems to offer an appropriate solution to elevating the upper eyelid above the visual axis.
-- Go Steady LLC, an innovator in creating a quality of life for people with mobility issues, has developed the Go Steady Flexi-Up, a three-pronged cane and crutch tip with a flexible neck that provides users with security and stability as well as the opportunity to get up and go.
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.
'DISGRACEFUL' TAKEAWAY ASSAULT ON 3 WOMEN LIKE WILD WEST SCENE, SAYS JUDGE A WOMAN was knocked out by a man swinging his girlfriend's crutch around in what a judge described as a scene like something from the "Wild West".
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The company developed the Better Walk Crutch as an alternative to traditional underarm or forearm crutches that removes force from the user's underarm area and distributes it along the user's body.
A MAN who was living at a Coventry hostel hit a disabled resident with his own crutch after his victim had stood up to him when he demanded a lighter from him.