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charley horsenoun [C]

uk   /ˈtʃɑː.li ˌhɔːs/ us   /ˈtʃɑːr.li ˌhɔːrs/ plural charley horses US informal
a cramp (= a sudden painful tightening of a muscle) in your arm or leg
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charley horsenoun [C]

us   /ˈtʃɑr·liˌhɔrs/ plural charley horses
a cramp (= a sudden, painful tightening of a muscle), esp. in the leg
(Definition of charley horse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “charley horse”
in Chinese (Simplified) (手臂或腿部的)痉挛,抽筋…
in Chinese (Traditional) (手臂或腿部的)痙攣,抽筋…
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