Definition of crutch:
brace, stay, shore, ball, confidant, a tower of strength, appendage, cotton ball, big toe, arm, clubfoot, corset, right-hand man, arch, lifeline, straight shooter, cane, armpit, braces, mainstay, Band-Aid, a man/woman of his/her word, calf, bandage, collar, cotton, compress, anchor, crotch, cast, trouper, ankle.
Siward, however, could walk now, using his crutches still, but often stopping to gently test his left foot and see how much weight he was able to bear on it- even taking a tentative step or two without crutch support.- "The Fighting Chance", Robert W. Chambers.
- "The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said", Padraic Colum.
- "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.