Webster 1913 Edition
A staff with a crosspiece at the head, to be placed under the arm or shoulder, to support the lame or infirm in walking.
I’ll lean upon one
crutch, and fight with the other.
Rhyme is a
crutchthat lifts the weak alone.
A form of pommel for a woman's saddle, consisting of a forked rest to hold the leg of the rider.
A knee, or piece of knee timber.
A forked stanchion or post; a crotch. See
To support on crutches; to prop up.
Two fools that
crutchtheir feeble sense on verse.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A staff with a curving cross piece at the head, to be placed under the arm or shoulder, to support the lame in walking.
2.Figuratively, old age.
Two fools that crutch their feeble sense on verse.