- A device to assist in motion as a cane, especially one that provides support under the arm to reduce weight on a leg.
- He walked on crutches for a month until the cast was removed from his leg.
- Something that supports, often used negatively to indicate that it is not needed and causes an unhealthful dependency; a prop
- Alcohol became a to help him through the long nights; eventually it killed him.
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