(noun, verb)


1. a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground; used by disabled person while walking

Definition categories: man–made, staff

2. anything that serves as an expedient

- he uses drugs as a psychological crutch

Definition categories: act, expedient

Sentences with crutch as a noun:

- He walked on crutches for a month until the cast was removed from his leg.

- Alcohol became a crutch to help him through the long nights; eventually it killed him.


1. (transitive) To support on crutches; to prop up.

2. (transitive) To shear the hindquarters of a sheep; to dag.