crutch - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/krʌtʃ/
singularcrutch
pluralcrutches
  1. 1
    [countable] a stick that fits under your arm so that you can lean on it and walk when your leg or foot is injured
    be on crutches:

    I was on crutches for six weeks.

  2. 2
    [singular] someone or something that you depend on for support or help, especially too much
  3. 3
    [countable] British a crotch