Definitions of crutch:
  • noun:   anything that serves as an expedient
    Example: "He uses drugs as a psychological crutch"
  • noun:   a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground; used by disabled person while walking
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #86393)

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