A person who has had one or more limbs removed. (noun)
Examples of word Amputee
I learn the word amputee and hobble around, pretending I am wounded in the jungles of Vietnam.
Comparing Olympic hopeful sprinter Oscar Pistorius, a double-leg amputee, to ultrarunner Amy Palmiero-Winters, a single-leg amputee, is impossible, says the co-author of a study that found Pistorius 'light and springy prosthetics enhanced sprint speeds by 15%-30%.
That said, attacking a special olympian, a wheel chair bound amputee is probably counterproductive.
Look at the reichwing attacks on Murtha questioning his bravery and the shameful treatment given Max Cleland-a triple amputee from the Vietnam war by Axby Chambliss-a draft dodger.
In 2004, he conducted a study of 52 people who identified as amputee-wannabes.