|1.||offensive a person who is lame|
|2.||offensive a person who is or seems disabled or deficient in some way: a mental cripple|
|3.||dialect (US) a dense thicket, usually in marshy land|
|4.||(tr) to make a cripple of; disable|
|[Old English crypel; related to crēopan to |
cripple crip·ple (krĭp'əl)
One that is partially disabled or unable to use a limb or limbs. v. crip·pled, crip·pling, crip·ples
To cause to lose the use of a limb or limbs.