writer's cramp
noun Date: 1853 a painful spasmodic contraction of muscles of the hand or fingers brought on by excessive writing

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  • Writer's cramp — Classification and external resources ICD 10 F48.8, G25.8 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Writer's cramp — Writer Writ er, n. [AS. wr[=i]tere.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk. [1913 Webster] They [came] that handle the pen of the writer. Judg. v. 14. [1913 Webster] My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Ps. xlv. 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • writer's cramp — n a painful spasmodic cramp of muscles of the hand or fingers brought on by excessive writing called also graphospasm …   Medical dictionary

  • writer's cramp — n [U] a feeling of stiffness in your hand that you get after writing for a long time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • writer's cramp — noun uncount a pain in your hand or arm caused by writing for a long time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • writer's cramp — ► NOUN ▪ pain or stiffness in the hand caused by excessive writing …   English terms dictionary

  • writer's cramp — n. painful, spasmodic contraction of the muscles of the hand or fingers, resulting from writing for too long a time …   English World dictionary

  • writer's cramp — noun muscular spasms of thumb and forefinger while writing with a pen or pencil • Syn: ↑graphospasm • Hypernyms: ↑spasm, ↑cramp, ↑muscle spasm * * * noun also writer s palsy …   Useful english dictionary

  • writer's cramp — {n.} Pain in the fingers or hand caused by too much writing. * /Holding your pencil too tightly for too long often gives you writer s cramp./ Often used humorously to stress the idea that you have been doing a lot of writing./ * /By the time Mary …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • writer's cramp — {n.} Pain in the fingers or hand caused by too much writing. * /Holding your pencil too tightly for too long often gives you writer s cramp./ Often used humorously to stress the idea that you have been doing a lot of writing./ * /By the time Mary …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • writer's\ cramp — noun Pain in the fingers or hand caused by too much writing. Holding your pencil too tightly for too long often gives you writer s cramp. Often used humorously to stress the idea that you have been doing a lot of writing. By the time Mary… …   Словарь американских идиом

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