Definition of Cripple

1. Noun. Someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Crookback, Humpback, Hunchback

2. Verb. Deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless. "Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work"
Exact synonyms: Stultify
Generic synonyms: Weaken

3. Verb. Deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg. "The accident has crippled her for life"
Exact synonyms: Lame
Generic synonyms: Maim
Specialized synonyms: Hamstring

Definition of Cripple

1. n. 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. a. Lame; halting.

3. v. t. To deprive of the use of a limb, particularly of a leg or foot; to lame.

Definition of Cripple

1. Adjective. Crippled. ¹

2. Noun. (context: sometimes offensive) a person who has severe impairment in his physical abilities because of deformation, injury, or amputation of parts of the body. ¹

3. Noun. a shortened wooden stud or brace used to construct the portion of a wall above a door or above and below a window. ¹

4. Noun. (dialect US South except Louisiana) scrapple. ¹

5. Verb. to make someone a cripple; to cause someone to get a physical disability ¹

6. Verb. (figuratively) to damage seriously; to destroy ¹

7. Verb. to release a product (especially a computer program) with reduced functionality, in some cases, making the item essentially worthless. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cripple

1. to disable or impair [v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cripple

crinoline
crinolined
crinolines
crinophagy
crinose
crinosities
crinosity
crinum
crinums
criollo
criollos
criosphinx
criosphinxes
cripe
cripes
crippled
crippled strain
crippleness
crippler
cripplers
cripples
crippleware
crippling
cripplingly
cripply
cris
cris de cœur
crise
crises

Literary usage of Cripple

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1918)
"It states how She cripple can be enabled to compete successfully with normal workers in ... It calls attention to the fact that the cripple after receiving ..."

2. The History of Political Parties in the Province of New York, 1760-1776 by Carl Lotus Becker (1908)
"TEMPORARY STRIKE AT cripple CREEK On March 16th, the week during which a stay of proceedings had been granted was ended, and the cripple Creek District ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1917)
"There are many questions of interest and importance in connection with the ventilation of the mines in the cripple Creek district, such as the menace to ..."

4. Economic Geology: With Special Reference to the United States by Heinrich Ries (1910)
"cripple Creek (63).—This district, which is a most important one in this ... Sections showing possible outline of the cripple Creek volcanic cone at the ..."

5. Economic Geology: With Special Reference to the United States by Heinrich Ries (1910)
"cripple Creek (63).—This district, which is a most important one in this ... Sections showing possible outline of the cripple Creek volcanic cone at the ..."

6. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1918)
"It states how She cripple can be enabled to compete successfully with normal workers in ... It calls attention to the fact that the cripple after receiving ..."

7. The History of Political Parties in the Province of New York, 1760-1776 by Carl Lotus Becker (1908)
"TEMPORARY STRIKE AT cripple CREEK On March 16th, the week during which a stay of proceedings had been granted was ended, and the cripple Creek District ..."

8. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1917)
"There are many questions of interest and importance in connection with the ventilation of the mines in the cripple Creek district, such as the menace to ..."

9. Economic Geology: With Special Reference to the United States by Heinrich Ries (1910)
"cripple Creek (63).—This district, which is a most important one in this ... Sections showing possible outline of the cripple Creek volcanic cone at the ..."

10. Economic Geology: With Special Reference to the United States by Heinrich Ries (1910)
"cripple Creek (63).—This district, which is a most important one in this ... Sections showing possible outline of the cripple Creek volcanic cone at the ..."

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