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lame         

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      adj  
1    disabled or crippled in the legs or feet  
2    painful or weak  
a lame back     
3    weak; unconvincing  
a lame excuse     
4    not effective or enthusiastic  
a lame try     
5      (U.S.)  
slang   conventional or uninspiring  
      vb  
6    tr   to make lame  
     (Old English lama; related to Old Norse lami, German lahm)  
  lamely      adv  
  lameness      n  
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lame          [2]  
      n   one of the overlapping metal plates used in armour after about 1330; splint  
     (C16: via Old French from Latin lamina a thin plate, lamina)  

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lame

  
1    crippled, defective, disabled, game, halt     (archaic)   handicapped, hobbling, limping  
2      (figurative)   feeble, flimsy, inadequate, insufficient, pathetic, poor, thin, unconvincing, unsatisfactory, weak  

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lamé, lame duck, lamé, lamed

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n.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
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