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(wok′ĕr )

A device used to assist a person in walking, esp. a person prone to falling. It consists of a stable platform made of lightweight tubing that may be adjusted to a height that permits it to be grasped by the hands and used as support while taking a step. The walker is then moved forward and another step is taken.
SEE: crutch

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