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The meaning of "charley horse"

" Charley horse "
Meaning:
Stiffness or cramp in the arm or leg.
Example:
He was just on the verge of scoring his first hundred and then got a charley horse and couldn't hold the bat.
Where did it originate?:
USA, late 19th century.
Where is it used?:
Little-known outside the USA.
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