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charley horsenoun [C]

uk   /ˈtʃɑː.liˌhɔːs/  us   /ˈtʃɑːr.liˌhɔːrs/ (plural charley horses) US informal
a cramp (= a ​suddenpainfultightening of a ​muscle) in ​yourarm or ​leg
(Definition of charley horse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"charley horse" in American English

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charley horsenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtʃɑr·liˌhɔrs/ (plural charley horses)
a ​cramp (= a ​sudden, ​painfultightening 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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