Cripple



[krip-uh l] /ˈkrɪp əl/

noun
1.

2.
anything that is impaired or flawed.
3.
a wounded animal, especially one shot by a hunter.
4.
Carpentry. any structural member shorter than usual, as a stud beneath a windowsill.
5.
Delaware Valley. a swampy, densely overgrown tract of land.
verb (used with object), crippled, crippling.
6.
to make a cripple of; lame.
7.
to disable; impair; weaken.
adjective
8.
Carpentry. 1 (def 28).
/ˈkrɪpəl/
noun
1.
(offensive) a person who is lame
2.
(offensive) a person who is or seems disabled or deficient in some way: a mental cripple
3.
(US, dialect) a dense thicket, usually in marshy land
verb
4.
(transitive) to make a cripple of; disable
n.

Old English crypel, related to cryppan “to crook, bend,” from Proto-Germanic *krupilaz (cf. Old Frisian kreppel, Middle Dutch cropel, German krüppel, Old Norse kryppill). Possibly also related to Old English creopan “to creep” (creopere, literally “creeper,” was another Old English word for “crippled person”).
v.

mid-13c., “to move slowly,” from cripple (n.). Meaning “make a cripple of, lame” is from early 14c. Related: Crippled; crippling.

cripple crip·ple (krĭp’əl)
n.
One that is partially disabled or unable to use a limb or limbs. v. crip·pled, crip·pling, crip·ples
To cause to lose the use of a limb or limbs.

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