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cripples, plural;
  1. Cause (someone) to become unable to move or walk properly
    • - a crippling disease
  2. Cause severe and disabling damage to (a machine)
    • - over-lubrication might well lead to piston seizure, crippling the engine
  3. Cause a severe and almost insuperable problem for
    • - developing countries are crippled by their debts
  1. offensive. A person who is unable to walk or move properly because of disability or injury to their back or legs

  2. A person who is disabled in a specified way
    • - an emotional cripple

  1. deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless; "This measure crippled our efforts"; "Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work"
  2. someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
  3. deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg; "The accident has crippled her for life"
  4. (crippled) disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"
  5. (crippling) that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling injury"
  6. a person who has severe impairment in his physical abilities because of deformation, injury, or amputation of parts of the body; a shortened wooden stud or brace used to construct the portion of a wall above a door or above and below a window; scrapple; to make someone a cripple; to cause ...
  7. (crippled) Having a less than fully functional limb, or injuries which prevent full mobility; Having any difficulty or impediment which can be likened to a crippling injury
  8. (Crippled) To dream of the maimed and crippled, denotes famine and distress among the poor, and you should be willing to contribute to their store. It also indicates a temporary dulness in trade.
  9. (Crippled) A player that lost a hand and has only a few chips left.
  10. (Crippled) adj.  A deck is crippled if key cards are out, making action unlikely.  If you hold AA, and the board has another ace, it is less likely for anyone to have the final ace.  Fearing the scary ace on the board, no one will bet hard against your wonderful hand.
  11. (Cripples) Cut-off framing members     above and below windows.
  12. (Cripples) The short 2” x 4” members used to frame under the sill or above the header in a rough opening for a window in a frame wall.
  13. (cripples) small columns in stick-framing, used between bottom plate and window sill or header and top plate
  14. As in to cripple the deck. Meaning that you have most or all of the cards that somebody would want to have with the current board. If you have pocket kings, and the other two kings flop, you have crippled the deck.
  15. In some community card games, to cripple the deck means to have a hand that is virtually impossible for anyone else to catch up to. ...
  16. A short stud above or below a window or door opening; short studs placed between the header and a top plate, or sill and bottom plate.
  17. Short vertical "2 by 4's or 6's" frame lumber installed above a window or door.
  18. A very easy shot, typically a lay-up with no defenders nearby.
  19. A helping piece when creating a shoring.
  20. A short length of studding that takes the place of a full-length wall stud above doors and windows in wood-framed construction.
  21. In buildings, a framing member that is shorter than usual, as a stud above a door opening or below a window.
  22. A fly pattern that is designed to imitate an insect that is injured and either floating on the surface of the water or slightly under it.
  23. smooth playing score involving no opposition.
  24. (1) In construction framing, members that are less than full length; for example, studs above a door or below a window. (2) In roofing, a bracket secured at the ridge of a pitched roof to carry the scaffold for roofers.
  25. Any wood member which is cut less than full size, such as a cripple stud beneath a window opening. Also called jack when used as an adjective.