charley-horse charley-horse

Definition(s):

  • (n) a muscular cramp (especially in the thigh or calf) following vigorous exercise

Usage(s):

  • They were cut up and gashedJohnson with the lobe of his nose torn through by a skate-point, Bun Cook with a charley-horse, Frank Boucher with a stitch over his eye.

News

  1. Doctor recommends ice for Branstad’s leg

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Gov. Terry Branstad insisted it was just a charley-horse that was causing him to limp Monday when he arrived at his weekly Capitol news conference.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Quad-City Times

  2. Limping Gov. Branstad says leg problem isn't serious; not a blood clot

    Gov. Terry Branstad was limping noticeably on Monday morning as he entered the Iowa Capitol, but insisted he was probably just experiencing a charley-horse in his right calf.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

Quotes

  • "It was a charley-horse type of effect," Trotz said of Ellis' injury. "That is something a goaltender can't play with. It has been a good start for Pekka. Now we have both goaltenders doing really well."
    on Dec 8, 2008 By: Barry Trotz Source: USA Today

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