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noun1.a staff or support to assist a lame or infirm person in walking, nowusually with a crosspiece at one end to fit under the armpit.2.any of various devices resembling this in shape or use.3.anything that serves as a temporary and often inappropriate support,supplement, or substitute; prop:He uses liquor as a psychological crutch.4.a forked support or part.5.the crotch of the human body.6.Also, crotchNautical.a forked support for a boom or spar when not in use.a forked support for an oar on the sides or stern of a rowboat.a horizontal knee reinforcing the stern frames of a wooden vessel.7.a forked device on the left side of a sidesaddle, consisting of twohooks, one of which is open at the bottom and serves to clamp theleft knee and the other of which is open at the top and serves tosupport the right knee.verb (used with object)8.to support on crutches; prop; sustain.
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a crutch is a mobilit aid that that transfers weight fom the legs to the upper body.
is often used for people who cannot use their legs to support their weight, for reasons ranging from short-term injuries to lifelong disabilities... :))

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