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  • noun

Synonyms for crutch

a means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure

Words related to crutch

a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground

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anything that serves as an expedient

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We have had times when we have come close to having no crutches available in the hospital and if someone came in at the wrong time we could run into trouble,' she said.
Drawing on his teenage experience, Shannon glided gracefully across the stage on his skateboard, crutches in tow, poised like a skier.
Liverpool's 52 year old Tucker Chance - the retired comedian continues to use his stage name - was disabled by polio when he was nine months old and can only get around with crutches and a wheelchair, which doesn't stop him being among the keenest disabled golfers.
Invacare's new crutches include Forearm Crutches and Eurostyle Lightweight Forearm Crutches.
They might - or might not - use braces, crutches, or a walker.
Keen Mobility is a developer and distributor of ergonomically advanced assistive devices, such as crutches, wheelchair cushions, and canes that help prevent musculoskeletal damage and enhance independence.
ACCIDENT and emergency staff at two Teesside hospitals are appealing to people who do not need their crutches any more to give them back.
Boss McCarthy is on crutches after an ankle operation and has been lent a buggy by South Staffordshire Golf Club to use at the training ground.
WOLVES' boss Mick McCarthy managed to see the funny side despite having to watch his side's 2-0 win over Burnley wearing a protective boot over his left ankle and balancing on crutches following surgery.
A MAN on crutches hijacked a taxi in a bizarre robbery.
Celtic manager Gordon Strachan is determined to discard his crutches and lead out his team in tomorrow's Tennent's Scottish Cup final against Dunfermline at Hampden Park.
A PATIENT allegedly attacked a police officer in a hospital using crutches and then fled on foot - jumping on two cars and scaling a university gate.
Now with regular physiotherapy and through sheer determination and hard work, Riccardo, of Jeffrey's Road, Wrexham, is learning to walk with crutches.
One store in Blackburn, Lancashire had a pile of crutches, two wheelchairs and a stack of zimmer frames.
Accident and emergency staff at the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton, and One Life Hartlepool's minor injuries unit, are asking those who no longer need their crutches to take them back.