Meaning of “lame” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “lame” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lameadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /leɪm/

lame adjective [ -er/-est only ] (UNABLE TO WALK)

not able to walk correctly because of physical injury or weakness of the legs or feet

lame adjective [ -er/-est only ] (NOT SATISFACTORY)

(esp. of an excuse or argument) weak and not deserving to be believed:

Saying she’d lost her homework was a pretty lame excuse, if you ask me.

(Definition of “lame” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)