charley horse

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char·ley horse

 (chär′lē)
n. Informal
A cramp or stiffness in a muscle, especially of the upper leg, caused by injury or excessive exertion.

[Originally baseball slang, of unknown origin.]

charley horse

(ˈtʃɑːlɪ)
n
(Medicine) informal US and Canadian muscle stiffness or cramp following strenuous athletic exercise
[C19: of uncertain origin]

char′ley horse`

(ˈtʃɑr li)
n.
a cramp or a sore muscle, esp. in the leg, resulting from overuse or strain.
[1885–90; orig. baseball slang]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.charley horse - a muscular cramp (especially in the thigh or calf) following vigorous exercise
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
Translations

charley horse

[ˈtʃɑːlɪhɔːs] N (US) → calambre m

charley horse

n (US inf) → steifes Bein

char·ley horse

n. dolor y sensibilidad en un músculo;
pop. calambre.

charley horse

n (fam) calambre m muscular de la pantorilla