Definition of Charley-horse

1. Noun. A muscular cramp (especially in the thigh or calf) following vigorous exercise.

Exact synonyms: Charley Horse
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Cramp, Muscle Spasm, Spasm



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Charley-horse

charks
charladies
charlady
charlatan
charlatanic
charlatanism
charlatanisms
charlatanries
charlatanry
charlatans
charlesite
charleston
charlestoned
charlestoning
charley
charley-horse (current term)
charley horse
charleyhorse
charleys
charlie
charlie horse
charlies
charlock
charlocks
charlotte
charlotte russe
charlottes
charm
charm offensive
charm quark

Literary usage of Charley-horse

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1. Injured...What Now? by H.W. Muller-Wohlfahrt, Hans Jurgen Montag (1999)
"Symptoms A "charley-horse" causes an initial feeling of increased tension; it is generally not immediately painful, but additional stress causes additional ..."

2. Practical Massage and Corrective Exercises by Hartvig Nissen (1916)
"Some time later he was struck, and a "charley-horse" appeared. T '^ve the same treatment and also circular ..."

3. Touching Second: The Science of Baseball by John J. Evers, Hugh S. Fullerton (1910)
""Charley Horse" is peculiarly a baseball ailment, consisting of displacement and stricture of leg muscles, most commonly the Sartorial. ..."

4. The Cure of writers' cramp and the arm troubles of telegraphers and ball by Samuel Howard Monell (1898)
"I shall here state my views of the real nature of the lameness commonly called " glass arm" and " charley-horse," and indicate the principles of treatment ..."

5. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1892)
"... it was a false pretense, within the statute, although the horse falsely called the Charley was as good and of as great value as the real Charley horse. ..."

6. A Woman's Story of Pioneer Illinois by Christiana Holmes Tillson (1919)
"... 'Charley" horse. Our landlord was very officious through it all, and finally closed up his morning's task by having a fight with one of the countrymen. ..."

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