lame

lame1
lamely, adv.lameness, n.
/laym/, adj., lamer, lamest, v., lamed, laming, n.
adj.
1. crippled or physically disabled, esp. in the foot or leg so as to limp or walk with difficulty.
2. impaired or disabled through defect or injury: a lame arm.
3. weak; inadequate; unsatisfactory; clumsy: a lame excuse.
4. Slang. out of touch with modern fads or trends; unsophisticated.
v.t.
5. to make lame or defective.
n.
6. Slang. a person who is out of touch with modern fads or trends, esp. one who is unsophisticated.
[bef. 900; ME (adj. and v.); OE lama (adj.); c. D lam, G lahm, ON lami; akin to Lith lúomas]
lame2
/laym/; Fr. /lannm/, n., pl. lames /laym/; Fr. /lannm/. Armor.
any of a number of thin, overlapping plates composing a piece of plate armor, as a fauld, tasset, or gauntlet.
[1580-90; < MF < L lamina a thin piece or plate]

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