Definition for CRIP'PLE

CRIP'PLE, n. [cri'pl; D. kreupel; G. krüppel; Dan. krypling, kröppel, and kröbling from kröb, a creeping aninal; Ice. crypen, to move crooked. It would seem that this is from the root of creep.]

A lame person; primarily, one who creeps, halts, or limps; one who has lost, or never enjoyed the use of his limbs. – Acts xiv. The word may signify one who is partially or totally disabled from using his limbs. See the blind beggar dance, the cripple sing. – Pope.

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