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Another word for crutch

  1. A means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure

      1. An orthopedic appliance used to support, align, or hold a bodily part in the correct position.
      2. A device attached to the teeth in order to move them gradually into better occlusion
      3. A device, as a beam, used as a support, to resist strain or pressure, etc.; prop
      1. Anything like a buttress; support or prop
      2. Anything that serves to support something; a prop.
      3. A projecting structure, generally of brick or stone, built against a wall to support or reinforce it
      1. Someone or something displayed to impress others or provide a false impression.
      2. A person or thing that gives support or aid to a person, institution, etc.
      3. An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.
      1. Land as opposed to water:
      2. A prop, as a beam, placed under or against something as a support or stabilizer; specif., any of the timbers used to support a boat or ship that is out of water
      3. A beam or timber propped against a structure to provide support.
      1. (Informal) Ability to continue or endure
      2. Anything used as a support, or prop
      3. A support or brace.
      1. The state of being supported:
      2. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
      3. The act of supporting:
      1. Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
      2. Anything that serves as a support or basis
      3. A support or foundation:
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