charley horse

noun char·ley horse \ ˈchär-lē-ˌhȯrs \

Definition of charley horse

:a muscular pain, cramping, or stiffness especially of the quadriceps that results from a strain or bruise

Examples of charley horse in a Sentence

  1. had to stop and rest because of a charley horse in his leg

Origin and Etymology of charley horse

from Charley, nickname for Charles

charley horse Synonyms

Synonyms
1cramp, crick, kink, spasm
Related Words
contraction, jerk, pang, stitch, twinge, twitch

CHARLEY HORSE Defined for English Language Learners

charley horse

noun

Definition of charley horse for English Language Learners

  • : a painful cramp in the front of the thigh


CHARLEY HORSE Defined for Kids

charley horse

noun char·ley horse \ ˈchär-lē-ˌhȯrs \

Definition of charley horse for Students

:a painful cramp in a muscle (as of the leg)

Medical Dictionary

charley horse

noun char·ley horse \ ˈchär-lē-ˌhȯrs \

medical Definition of charley horse

:a muscular pain, cramping, or stiffness especially of the quadriceps that results from a strain or bruise


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