Noun > Crutch

Noun – Crutch

1 : a long stick with a padded piece at the top that fits under a person’s arm — usually plural

Note: People who have difficulty walking often use crutches to help them walk.

He’s able to walk short distances with crutches but prefers his wheelchair.

I was on crutches (=I was using crutches to walk) for six weeks after I broke my leg.

2 usually disapproving : something that a person uses too much for help or support

She eventually realized that alcohol had become a crutch. (=that she was drinking too much alcohol as a way of dealing with her problems)

3 British : crotch (the part of the body where the legs join together; also : the part of a piece of clothing that covers this part of the body)