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Definition of Cripple

Cripple

  1. One who creeps, halts, or limps; one who has lost, or never had, the use of a limb or limbs; a lame person; hence, one who is partially disabled.
  2. Lame; halting.
  3. To deprive of the use of a limb, particularly of a leg or foot; to lame.
  4. To deprive of strength, activity, or capability for service or use; to disable; to deprive of resources; as, to be financially crippled.
  5. Swampy or low wet ground, often covered with brush or with thickets; bog.
  6. A rocky shallow in a stream; -- a lumberman's term.
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