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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lame  \Lame\,  a.  [Compar.  {Lamer};  superl.  {Lamest}.]  [OE.  lame, 
  AS  lama;  akin  to  D.  lam,  G.  lahm,OHG.,  Dan.,  &  Sw  lam, 
  Icel.  lami,  Russ.  lomate  to  break,  lomota  rheumatism.] 
  a  Moving  with  pain  or  difficulty  on  account  of  injury, 
  defect,  or  temporary  obstruction  of  a  function;  as  a 
  lame  leg,  arm,  or  muscle. 
  b  To  some  degree  disabled  by  reason  of  the  imperfect 
  action  of  a  limb;  crippled;  as  a  lame  man.  ``Lame  of 
  one  leg.''  --Arbuthnot.  ``Lame  in  both  his  feet.''  --2 
  Sam.  ix  13.  ``He  fell,  and  became  lame.''  --2  Sam. 
  iv  4. 
  2.  Hence  hobbling;  limping;  inefficient;  imperfect.  ``A  lame 
  endeavor.''  --Barrow. 
  O,  most  lame  and  impotent  conclusion!  --Shak. 
  {Lame  duck}  (stock  Exchange),  a  person  who  can  not  fulfill 
  his  contracts.  [Cant] 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  lamer  n.  [prob.  originated  in  skateboarder  slang]  1.  Synonym 
  for  {luser},  not  used  much  by  hackers  but  common  among  {warez  d00dz}, 
  crackers,  and  {phreaker}s.  A  person  who  downloads  much  but  who 
  never  uploads.  (Also  known  as  `leecher').  Oppose  {elite}.  Has  the 
  same  connotations  of  self-conscious  elitism  that  use  of  {luser}  does 
  among  hackers.  2.  Someone  who  tries  to  crack  a  BBS.  3.  Someone  who 
  annoys  the  sysop  or  other  BBS  users  -  for  instance,  by  posting  lots  of 
  silly  messages,  uploading  virus-ridden  software,  frequently  dropping 
  carrier,  etc 
  Crackers  also  use  it  to  refer  to  cracker  {wannabee}s.  In  phreak 
  culture,  a  lamer  is  one  who  scams  codes  off  others  rather  than  doing 
  cracks  or  really  understanding  the  fundamental  concepts.  In  {warez 
  d00dz}  culture,  where  the  ability  to  wave  around  cracked  commercial 
  software  within  days  of  (or  before)  release  to  the  commercial  market 
  is  much  esteemed,  the  lamer  might  try  to  upload  garbage  or  shareware  or 
  something  incredibly  old  (old  in  this  context  is  read  as  a  few  years  to 
  anything  older  than  3  days). 
  `Lamer'  is  also  much  used  in  the  IRC  world  in  a  similar  sense  to 
  the  above. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  hopelessly  clueless  {luser}. 

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