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Definition of Crutch


  1. A staff with a crosspiece at the head, to be placed under the arm or shoulder, to support the lame or infirm in walking.
  2. A form of pommel for a woman's saddle, consisting of a forked rest to hold the leg of the rider.
  3. A knee, or piece of knee timber
  4. A forked stanchion or post; a crotch. See Crotch.
  5. To support on crutches; to prop up.

Crutch Quotations

Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.
Robin Williams

Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.
James A. Baldwin

Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that.
Richard Dawkins

Many parents and teachers have become irritated to the point of distraction at the way the weed-style growth of 'like' has spread through the idiom of the young. And it's true that in some cases the term has become simultaneously a crutch and a tic, driving out the rest of the vocabulary as candy expels vegetables.
Christopher Hitchens

There are those who seem to feel they have no choice about being jerks in the present because they had a crappy childhood. Well, that's the definition of childhood; nobody gets out alive. You either get stronger from what you experience, or you turn it into a crutch, an excuse, a dodge.
J. Michael Straczynski
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Crutch Translations

crutch in Afrikaans is kruk
crutch in Dutch is kruk
crutch in Italian is gruccia
crutch in Norwegian is krykke
crutch in Spanish is muleta