—n. 1. Sometimes Offensive. a. a person or animal that is partially or totally unable to use one or more limbs; a lame or disabled person or animal.
b. a person who is disabled or impaired in any way: a mental cripple. 2. anything that is impaired or flawed.
3. a wounded animal, esp. one shot by a hunter.
4. Carpentry.any structural member shorter than usual, as a stud beneath a window sill.
5. Delaware Valley.a swampy, densely overgrown tract of land.
—v.t. 1. to make a cripple of; lame.
2. to disable; impair; weaken.