shorty
 n.— «Andrew returned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to be fitted for his first prostheses. These “stubbies” or “shorties,” as they are called, are only about a foot in length and are designed to help amputees practice balancing and using muscles that might have weakened after months in bed or in a wheelchair.» —“Wounded Marine progressing by leaps and bounds” by Jason Spencer Spartanburg Herald-Journal (South Carolina) Aug. 12, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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